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So you want to help? Great! You don't have to be an Eclipse guru or code monkey
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So you want to help? Great! You don't have to be an Eclipse guru or code monkey to help. There are many ways to participate in the Eclipse community.
to help. There are many ways to help Eclipse development, from bug reports to
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Did you think you had to be a developer to make a difference at Eclipse? Think
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== Donate ==
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* Individuals: Make a donation and become a [http://www.eclipse.org/donate Friend of Eclipse]
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* Companies: [http://www.eclipse.org/membership/become_a_member/ Become a member]!
  
Here are ways anyone can get involved with Eclipse.
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== Promote Eclipse Technologies ==
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* Eclipse on [[Campus]]/teach with Eclipse
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* If you or your company is looking for a framework then give Eclipse a try. There are [http://www.eclipse.org/projects/listofprojects.php more than 100 projects].
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* Let other people know that your application is [http://www.eclipse.org/artwork/ ''Built on Eclipse'' or ''Eclipse Ready'']
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* [http://www.eclipse.org/community/news/eclipseinthenews.php Write about Eclipse]
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* Follow @EclipseFdn and the [http://wiki.eclipse.org/Twitter Eclipse community on Twitter]
  
Make a donation and become a Friend of Eclipse (http://www.eclipse.org/donate)
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== Report Bugs and Enhancements ==
Help other users through our newsgroups (http://www.eclipse.org/newsgroups)
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* Eclipse projects are actively developed. Most projects have nightly builds and stable weekly integration builds. To help out, download these builds before the releases and [http://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/enter_bug.cgi report bugs].
Help translate Eclipse into other languages (http://babel.eclipse.org)
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* [http://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/enter_bug.cgi Report Enhancements]: Tell us your needs and ideas
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* Vote for bugs
  
=Getting Involved with Development=
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== Share Your Knowledge ==
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* Help other users on the [http://www.eclipse.org/forums/ forums] or on [[IRC]]
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* Share your Eclipse [http://www.eclipse.org/resources/ article], [http://planet.eclipse.org/planet/ blog] or [https://www.youtube.com/EclipseFdn video presentation]
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* Write Documentation
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* Localization: Help [http://babel.eclipse.org translate Eclipse] into other languages
  
==Report Bugs==
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== Fix Bugs or Implement Enhancements ==
Eclipse projects are actively developed. Most projects have nightly builds and
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* [http://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/query.cgi Is there some bug] that really bothers you? Instead of just reporting it, fix it. And there are [http://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/buglist.cgi?keywords=helpwanted&resolution=--- many bugs marked with ''helpwanted''].
stable weekly integration builds. To help out, download these builds before the
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: To learn how the bug-fixing process works, check out the [http://wiki.eclipse.org/Bug_Reporting_FAQ bug reporting FAQ]:
releases and report bugs.
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: To learn about the lifecycle of bugzilla entries, check out the [[Development Resources/HOWTO/Bugzilla Use|development process]]
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* [[Google Summer of Code]]: Participate and get paid for coding!
  
==Fix Bugs==
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== More ==
Is there some bug that really bothers you? Instead of just reporting it, fix
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See [http://bugs.eclipse.org/280730 bug 280730] and [http://wiki.eclipse.org/Talk:Contribute Discussion]. Other ''Get(ting) Involved/Contribute'' sites: [http://www.mozilla.org/contribute/ Mozilla], [http://www.gimp.org/develop/ Gimp], [http://netbeans.org/community/index.html NetBeans], [http://www.jetbrains.org/display/IJOS/Contribute IntelliJ], [http://contributing.openoffice.org/ OpenOffice], [http://www.ubuntu.com/community/participate Ubuntu], [http://kde.org/getinvolved/ KDE], [http://www.gnome.org/community/ GNOME], [http://fedoraproject.org/join-fedora Fedora]
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This is the beauty of opensource!
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[[Category:How to Contribute]]
 
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To learn how the bug-fixing process works, check out the bug reporting FAQ:
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  http://wiki.eclipse.org/Bug_Reporting_FAQ
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To learn about the lifecycle of bugzilla entries, check out the development
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So you want to help? Great! You don't have to be an Eclipse guru or code monkey to help. There are many ways to participate in the Eclipse community.

Promote Eclipse Technologies

Report Bugs and Enhancements

  • Eclipse projects are actively developed. Most projects have nightly builds and stable weekly integration builds. To help out, download these builds before the releases and report bugs.
  • Report Enhancements: Tell us your needs and ideas
  • Vote for bugs

Share Your Knowledge

Fix Bugs or Implement Enhancements

To learn how the bug-fixing process works, check out the bug reporting FAQ:
To learn about the lifecycle of bugzilla entries, check out the development process

More

See bug 280730 and Discussion. Other Get(ting) Involved/Contribute sites: Mozilla, Gimp, NetBeans, IntelliJ, OpenOffice, Ubuntu, KDE, GNOME, Fedora