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dcore:contributing - Tiny Core Linux Wiki

Welcome to the Tiny Core Linux Wiki at tinycorelinux.net!

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dCore Contributing

Testing

Simply install and test a lot of different packages. Keep up-to-date with kernel and dCore file system release candidates! Report any bugs to the relevant dCore sub-forum.

Keep an eye on script outputs in the terminal and launch problematic programs from a terminal to catch any error messages. Provide a bug report with the messages from the terminal. Even if something is just acting unexpectedly, look into it and consider reporting the issue. You never know when you might catch a bug!

Write down the problems you've encountered in a text-file and try to provide a neatly structured report. Be patient with the developers, who are all volunteers, 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 better consider the problem yourself and may 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. Keep calm and learn, 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 overcoming any initial difficulties, you will hopefully venture forward and get your installation going. We hope this wiki will help you on this journey. For any problems not adequately covered in the wiki, please check out the dCore sub-forums for additional support.

If you have solved a problem, please document your solution in this wiki so others may benefit from your experience! Together we can make dCore become what we want it to be.

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