Community guide

Getting involved

There are lots of ways to donate back to the LedgerSMB community, even if you can't write computer programs. If you are able to help out with the development, there's a page explaining how to get started.

There are a few other types of contributions we have immediate need for:

  • Support the developers
    If you're not able to contribute to the project by doing any of the activities below, please support the developers through our Bountysource Salt program for sponsoring developers, or influence the direction of development by putting a bounty on the bug you most want fixed
  • Help others
    If you have time to get involved in discussions on the mailing lists, IRC channel or other places, supporting other users with the workflows you have worked out to work for you, that just might help them get their challenges resolved quickly. Even just sending your testimonial could help others. Maybe they can help you next time!
  • Provide feedback
    Feedback does not need to be a bug report: if you like or dislike specific things, or you have a specific need, let us know through the mailing lists or IRC!
  • Bug reports
    Please report your issue(s) in the GitHub issue tracker.
  • Translations
    Our translations are becoming outdated, and we need your help to get them back into shape.
  • Release testing
    Help preventing regressions by testing your processes with any release candidates announced on the mailing lists. If we catch regressions before a release, we can fix the problems and prevent problematic releases. Also, there are too many possible combinations of Perl, PostgreSQL, Apache, etc versions to test them all; just maybe, your combination is a problematic one. If so: we want to know about it before the release!
  • Create a package for your O/S
    You can help our market penetration by developing a package for your favorate distribution or operating system, if one isn't already available.

Below you'll find pages explaining the community processes involved in any of these.

About the guide

Below you'll find a set of pages inspired by the Subversion Community Guide.

hi Samuel,

Some days ago, I sent mail to the e-mail you're registered with on this site, explaining how you can start helping development of LedgerSMB and asking about your experience with programming so far.

Unfortunately, I haven't had an answer yet, so I'm now posting here. Could you please post on the development mailing list (ledger-smb-devel@lists.sourceforge.net) so we can get you going?

We'd love to welcome you in our community as a contributor!

Regards,

 

Erik.