How to contribute to VE?
List your tips sand tricks here. For a start, you will need the Eclipse 33 SDK. Then a checkout of the relevant projects. There is a team project set attached to that bug: https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=203317
Then you can pick a bug, a small one, like an enhancement request, something that you can relate to, rather a small end user feature. Here is a list of all open bugs: http://tinyurl.com/2an8jw
When you pick a bug, cc your self on it, add a comment telling that you are working on it, and start the discussion in the bug comments. If you have questions, post them here or on the ve-dev list. Then as soon as you have the smallest fix working, attach a patch to the bug, and send a heads up on the ve-dev list. There is a documentation on how to write patches and contributing to eclipse there: http://eclipsezilla.eclipsecon.org/show_bug.cgi?id=77