Request: A beginner's guide to dive into xfce development

Hanno Zulla abos at
Wed Nov 1 15:28:36 CET 2017

Hi there,

it would be helpful to have a Wiki document that will guide a
semi-interested beginning developer to dive into contributing.

I did read these

But right now, I'm at a loss at where to start. XFCE is a big code base
and it's unclear which parts need work.

There's status information on the roadmap, but some entries there have a
percentage > 0 yet haven't been worked on in a while, so apparently work
on them has stalled.

The roadmap states that the current focus is on the GTK transition, yet
the Wiki suggests that a beginning developer should try to fix easy bugs

So it's difficult to find a good entry to contributing. It's unclear
which branch to work on, where to fix bugs, the proper way to contribute
patches or how to choose a subproject that needs work and e.g. what are
the common steps of GTK transition work.

Kind regards,


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