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Re: How to start contributing?




Hello!

Presumably you already use Plasma or some other KDE software, right? If not, time to start. :)

After you've been using it a while, you will come across many many things that don't work right, or at all, or that could be improved!

At this point, you create an account on the KDE bugzilla (https://bugs.kde.org/) and start filing bugs for the issues, or locating existing bugs and CCing yourself on them.

This will give you a good idea of what you could work on. Grab the source from the appropriate repo on http://cgit.kde.org/ and start hacking! Once you've made the changes you want, create an account on identity.kde.org and log into phabricator.kde.org with it. Create a new Revision with your changes to bring it up for review. Eventually you can install the `arc` command-line tool to make the process easier.


If you're short on ideas for where to start, let me mention some focus areas that could really use some help from a new pair of eyes and set of fingers--especially if you're any good at C++!


GUI support for Libinput in KDE System Settings
- https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?oid=383379


Fix Samba sharing:
- Browsing Samba workgroups is unreliable: https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=369850 - Opening files on password-protected Samba shares is unreliable: https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=361490 - Copying files to a Samba share resets their timestamp: https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=356651 - Can't share your whole home directory with Samba: https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=381301 - Dolphin doesn't prompt you to create a Samba password when necessary: https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=381688 - Drag-and-drop doesn't work with Samba shares accessed through Dolphin: https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=355817 - Copy-and-paste on Samba shares only works one file at a time: https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=357199 - Can't directly open videos on Samba shares: https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=355328 - SMB shares not discovered via Zeroconf/Bonjour/Avahi: https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=189693 - Samba copy speed is really slow: https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=291835


KDE Dolphin should be able to show sizes in terms of files and folders, not items
- https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=190580


KDE Dolphin should be able to mount ISOs natively, without unreliable add-ons
- https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=175051


KDE Dolphin should have a macOS-like Quick Look feature
- https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=272539


KDE Dolphin could display a colored bar reminding that disks need to be safely ejected
- https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=149118

KDE Gwenview should support pinch-to-zoom
- https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=378021


KDE Konsole should reflow the text when the window is resized
- https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=196998


Add support for XFA PDF extensions to Poppler
- https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=14265


KDE Okular needs much better PDF form support:
-No basic PDF form actions: https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=382860
- Doesn't execute inline Javascript: https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=382859 - Inline submit button doesn't work: https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=382863 - External submit button doesn't work: https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=305915 - Radio buttons often don't work right: https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=382857 - Marks in checkboxes often don't render correctly: https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=335033
- Doesn't calculate in forms: https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=271728
- Some forms aren't editable https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=331697
- Doesn't show dropdown menus correctly https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=382858 - Some filled-in form values don't print https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=343834


KDE Okular doesn't many save annotations in a way that other PDF viewers can see
- https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=383651
- https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=275371


KDE Okular saves some annotations in a way that makes them show up wrong in other readers
- https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=378186


KDE Okular's annotation customization feature could be more discoverable
- https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=330518


KDE Kate loses bookmarks when a document is closed and re-opened
- https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=384087


KDE Kate should do smooth pixel-by-pixel scrolling
- https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=378275


And so on. Find stuff and fix it! The more you use and enjoy KDE software, the more you'll want to make it better. :)


Nathaniel Graham



On 09/28/2017 10:52 PM, Ashu Yadav wrote:
Hello,

I am Ashutosh Yadav currently studying in indian institute of information technology
vadodara, India in Information technology.

My fields of interest are datastructures and algorithms as i was doing competitive programming for a while . I want to start contributing to the open source project .But i have no idea how to start ,it totally confusing. Can you help me out .I know java, python ,c,c++,html and css.

Thanks
Ashutosh