getting started

Yuriy Kozlov yuriy.kozlov at
Thu Oct 25 18:18:40 BST 2007

On 10/25/07, William Egert <begert at> wrote:
> Hey All,
> I suppose I am in the same boat as Laurent.  I would like to start
> contributing to my favorite OS :)
> I know C++ and would eventually like to learn Python, but not exactly sure
> how/where to get started.  I have been submitting bugs and trying to help
> with triage but would like to also do more.  I think doing packaging could
> be beneficial to everyone but really just want to help in any way I can.
> So...Hi,
> Bill (begert)

Since you're already working on bugs, I think a good way to get
started would be to try to fix the bugs as you come across them.
For KDE, first you'd need to build KDE from SVN, check that the bug is
present in the current version, check for the bug upstream (and maybe
file it) and hack away.  (I haven't actually gotten to step 1 yet
It might be easier to get started on kubuntu specific python
utilities, because then you can pretty much skip the first three steps
and get right to the code.
~ Yuriy

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