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dCore Contributing

Testing

Simply install and test a lot of different packages. Keep up-to-date, by downloading the kernel and file-system package of release candidates! And then report bugs to the relevant sub-forum.

And keep an eye on what the scripts write-out in the terminal, and run programs you have problems with in a terminal, so you can catch its error-messages. And make a bug-report with the messages from the terminal. Even if something is just acting unexpectedly, you should look into it, and consider reporting it. You never know when you might catch a bug!

Write down the problems you've encountered in a text-file, and try make a neatly structured report. And be patient with the developers – who are developing in their own free time. The better your report, the better it can be addressed by the developers. Through this practise, you will be able to consider the problem better yourself, and might even be able to report a neat solution instead of just the problem!

Also search the forums to see if your issue has been addressed. Learning more about Linux in general can't hurt either. Just keep calm and learn, and you will find a solution.

And simply partake in the community, and help build a healthy, encouraging atmosphere. Where we can drive each other forward, towards ever expanding goals. The whole Linux world is built on the concept of (libre) open source software, and sharing of ideas, art, and other community-contributions.

We all have different goals, but at least we can learn to share the more general standards, concepts and goals. So align yourself with the philosophy and goals of the community and Linux world first of all, then you will find your own ways of contributing.

Documenting

After having overcome the first difficulties, you will certainly venture on and get your own installation going. We hope that this wiki will be helpful for you on this journey. Nevertheless, you will most certainly encounter problems that lie outside of its current scope. You may turn to the dCore-forum for additional support, for instance.

Once you have solved a problem, please document your solution here in the wiki so that others can benefit from your experience as well! Together we can make dCore become what we want it to be.

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