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"Help KDE: become an active contributor" (promo idea)

2ndhandband
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Mon Jan 26, 2015 7:52 pm
A lot of it might depend on how willing present devs are to mentor novices. I've contacted several projects with offers to help in any way possible, but I've been shrugged off because I'm just learning C++. If a project would take me on and give me little tasks to do while I build my skills and point me in the right direction when I screw up or get lost, I could probably be a serious contributor within a year or two.
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Mon Jan 26, 2015 8:12 pm
2ndhandband wrote:A lot of it might depend on how willing present devs are to mentor novices. I've contacted several projects with offers to help in any way possible, but I've been shrugged off because I'm just learning C++. If a project would take me on and give me little tasks to do while I build my skills and point me in the right direction when I screw up or get lost, I could probably be a serious contributor within a year or two.


have you considered "junior jobs" https://community.kde.org/KDE/Junior_Jobs as an entry point (bit old in the tooth unfortuneatly)

have you read
https://techbase.kde.org/Contribute
https://community.kde.org/Get_Involved
https://techbase.kde.org/Contribute/Get ... or_Account
https://mail.kde.org/mailman/listinfo/kde-devel
maybe search the KDE Development forum for requests for help

Summos responded to a similar request with:
The best way to start is finding something you're interested in. That could be a bug, or a new feature in some application you use on a regular basis and you'd like to have (fixed). When you found something, just start working -- if you need help, ask in #kde-devel or in the project's IRC channel, or on the project mailing list if nobody is online in IRC. If you manage to come up with a working patch, put that on reviewboard.kde.org to get it upstreamed.

When you submitted a few good patches and are still interested in contributing more, you can also apply for a KDE developer account, so you get write access to the repositories.

Source code for almost all KDE projects can be found on projects.kde.org.


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tongclub62
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What do you want in help ?
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there may be a practical reason for this, no (up to date i.e. kf5) documentation, no way for those interested to get started. I have found several bugs (plasma), would have liked to investigate and fix but just could not get started.
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Hello, I am a professional developer and have used KDE (not exclusively) for 10+ years. I've never needed to delve into the code beyond little tweaks or scripting to get my setup doing what I want. I have realized the lack of development power behind KDE and want to help. My problem is money. I work and can't afford the time to contribute very much to KDE without being reimbursed. Are there currently any solutions in place like bug bounties or crowd funding to incentivize development? If I didn't have bills to pay I would happily work on KDE every week, but right now that just isn't an option.

Sincerely,
Chase Vasic

 
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