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contributing-to-open-source [2013/11/04 19:55] (current)
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 +====== Contributing to Open Source ======
  
 +A good explanation of what kind of contribution a software tester can make is from the [[http://​www.weechat.org/​files/​doc/​stable/​weechat_tester.en.html#​purpose|WeeChat Tester'​s Guide]]
 +> Many thankful users ask us how can they help developing WeeChat. The easiest (and also most tricky) way to help developing WeeChat is testing!
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 +> Testing is a very important part of software development and should not be underestimated. When some features are implemented it should be tested, but for some features there are too many use cases or these cases are tricky and developers can't try out every case.
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 +> For example: A notorious charset plugin was introduced in WeeChat 0.2.2: none of us (developers,​ contributors and testers) used channels with national characters in their names and when 0.2.2 was released we got flooded by Russian users blaming us. If we have more testers it should not happen again in the future.
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 +An extensive list of ways of contributing is in the article [[http://​blog.smartbear.com/​programming/​14-ways-to-contribute-to-open-source-without-being-a-programming-genius-or-a-rock-star/​|14 Ways to Contribute to Open Source without Being a Programming Genius or a Rock Star]]
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 +There are Arch-specific ways of [[https://​wiki.archlinux.org/​index.php/​Getting_Involved|Getting Involved]]
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 +And four ideas from Arch dev Allan McRae [[http://​allanmcrae.com/​2013/​05/​ways-to-contribute-to-arch-linux/​|Ways To Contribute To Arch Linux]]

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