Wiki-update: How to contribute page

Nick Schermer nick at
Sat Mar 1 19:25:23 CET 2014

On Fri, Feb 28, 2014 at 4:56 PM, Simon Steinbeiß <simon at> wrote:
> 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..
> Agreed.
>> 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?

I think we can work at directly. Not an awful lot of
work and in the first place its only a move if the text on the wiki,
website and you guys wrote. The getinvolved page can be prepared in
the wiki too, once complete I can move it to the website.


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