Wiki-update: How to contribute page

Simon Steinbeiß simon at
Fri Feb 28 16:56:35 CET 2014

On Thu, 27 Feb 2014 15:57:17 +0100
Nick Schermer <nick at> wrote:

> I think its better to have a general contribute page for
> [ie improve] that points to pages in
> for more details (since those are more often expanded
> and improved).
> Point is that the www website is still the central "entry" point for
> people and when visiting the docs or wiki you are looking for more
> detailed information. The website is also translated..


> That said I think there is too much information in 1 page when it
> comes to code contributions.
> contribute/ (point to for general
> info, sitemap for the detailed pages below like the start pages we
> have for manuals).
> contribute/documentation
> contribute/translations (moved from, updated)
> contribute/bugs (or contribute/dev/bugs?)
> contribute/dev/start (index page)
> contribute/dev/backtraces
> contribute/dev/git/start (basic tasks, request account, etc, from
> contribute/dev/git/userrepos
> contribute/dev/git/some_more_detailed_stuff
> contribute/dev/releases (info from
> If we point more details in there (and we should) more individual
> pages are required else a newbie cannot follow.

Ok, how would you like to proceed? I'm fine with improving the getinvolved page too, it looks a bit naked at the moment (e.g. no links in the development section).

If you want we can split up the proposed "how to contribute" page from the staging site accordingly and move it to contribute/

After that, ppl could step up and improve it bit by bit or would you like to get this ready first in the staging site and then move it over at once?

> After this we should cleanup because technically no
> technical manuals or documentation should exist there. It is there
> just for the crazy stuff and brainstorming.

Sounds good!


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