Contributing

As an open source project, Tox needs developers first and foremost. Graphic designers are very welcome too. Adventurous users can test and report bugs, translators will be necessary later on to translate stuff, and this wiki could always use another pair of hands!

I want to be a developer.

Fork! GitHub makes it really easy to contribute to open source projects. Fork a copy of the Tox repo into your account, make some changes, and then submit a pull request to request to send your changes back to the main repository. Alternatively, you could work on a Tox Client as well.

Be sure to join the developer IRC channel to ask questions or just to keep up to date with the latest discussions around the project.

Need some ideas on what to do? Check out toxcore's issues page. There's always work to do to make Tox better!

I want to contribute in UI design/sound.

Join the developer IRC channel.

There is an archived thread on /gd/: https://archive.foolz.us/gd/thread/91501/.

Are there any other ways I can contribute?

First and foremost is to try Tox out - and report bugs. Github has an excellent Issues interface. Report bug or request a feature for Tox core, qTox client and µTox client. Don't be afraid to criticize anything that looks wrong - healthy debate will make Tox great!

Please read: How to Report Bugs Effectively.

Beside reporting bugs or requesting features, you could help improve qTox translations, or add one.

Edit this wiki, too! It's still young, and a healthy wiki has a constant stream of edits. Even if you don't have content to add, you can rewrite for greater clarity, reformat for aesthetics, etc. For list of pages that can be edited look here.

If you have the resources to, you could run a DHT node or run a ToxDNS service. Nodes help new clients join the distributed network, and ToxDNS services provide a way to look up Tox ID's with memorable e-mail like usernames.

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