This section is where we keep a list of all the tasks that are available for people to work on. Join in! We have a few categories for you to choose from:
Desktop Help - The desktop help needs to be reviewed and updated for every release. There are lots of small topics to write and review.
Application Help - Does the documentation for your favorite application need to be rewritten or updated? You can write help for an entire app, or improve a work-in-progress.
Developer Docs - There are plenty of modules which need their developer documentation updated. These tasks are ideal for programmers who also like writing docs.
System Administration Help - The documentation team is starting a System Administrator's Guide for GNOME. You can help draft this new document.
Easy docs bugs - Bugs which should be easy to fix, good starting point for first time contributors.
All docs bugs - All bugs that are assigned to the docs team.
Generic Bugs - Types of bugs that you go unreported and those that you can find yourself.
Is there anything I should read first?
Oh my, yes. Here's some pretty essential background reading for you:
How do I get started on a task?
- Find a task that you're interested in from one of the task pages, above.
If the task is in progress, email the Contact to ask how you can help out.
- If the task is available, follow the instructions on getting started.
When you start a task, edit the wiki page and add yourself under People.
- From there, get in touch with us whenever you like and we can discuss the task.
Can you keep me updated on available tasks?
I have a task that I want to add to the list
Get in touch with the Doc Team and we can add it for you. Add it yourself if you like, but please make sure you put it in the correct category and use the correct formatting... otherwise you'll make PhilBull a sad panda.
I have a question, or I need help with a task
There are lots of ways you can get in touch with us:
Join #docs on irc.gnome.org by clicking on the link, select Mibbit, then choose a nick name, and click 'go'. Here you can talk to members of the team. The channel members are spread world-wide, so you may not get an immediate answer due to timezone differences.
- Email the mailing list (gnome-doc-list AT gnome DOT org)
- Grab one of us at GUADEC
We're very friendly! No matter what your question is, we'll do our best to help.