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How to help us

Anyone can help improving the project !
We need developers, users, testers, translators, designers, webmasters, bloggers, etc, so you are very welcome !

Users: Bugs reports
Very easy, and very helpful for us, it only takes a few minutes to do!
So... don't hesitate to report any bug on our forum or on Launchpad (on Ubuntu, you can use this command with the ALT+F2 menu or by using a terminal: ubuntu-bug cairo-dock).
You can also propose your ideas!

Users: Testers
You can test the current development version to help improving the next release (but don't fear bugs )
For Ubuntu users, you can add our "Weekly ppa". But you can also install cairo-dock-git packages if your distribution proposes it or simply compile it from our Git repository.

Users: Help Cairo-Dock being known
Yes, you can write topics on other forums, share screenshots of your desktop, write articles for some news papers/magazines (online or not like Full Circle Magazine, Linux Magazine, etc.) or blogs, retweet/share or messages from Twitter, Identi.ca or G+, etc.

Users: Help other users
There are a lot of messages (latest messages) on our forum, feel free to help other people
Feel free to improve our wiki or any documentations!

Users: Donation
If you like our work, please support us by donating. But why? First, it's to pay a few tools (our domain name, to help TuxFamily which hosts this website and the numerous themes, our mailing list, the download part, etc.) but also to pay off coffees for all these days and nights of work, to go to more events with a few ads (t-shirt, goodies) (and maybe one day to buy a tablet in order to make the dock touchscreen-compliant ). And it's nice to feel that people appreciate the work you spend so much time in.
Currently you can do that with Flattr and/or Paypal from the main page.

What's Flattr? Simply have a look here. It's maybe the most interesting tool for Free software.
The Social Way to Get Paid Online. Many small streams will form a large river.
  • People click Flattr buttons.
  • Each click is counted.
  • At the end of the month, money gets distributed to the content creators.

Simply click on the Flattr button here on the left

But you can also use Paypal
PayPal is a fast and safe way to send money, make an online payment, receive money or set up a merchant account.

Simply click on the Paypal button here on the left

Advanced users: Debugging
The dock has crashed? It would be really helpful to have a 'backtrace' to quickly find the bug. It's explained here.

It's really easy to translate Cairo-Dock's sentences by using the web interface of Launchpad Translations: You can now go to our Launchpad project (here) in order to translate your favourite dock in your language ! (or to correct some sentences - you can find any help there about the translation on Launchpad).
Note that you can also translate our wiki by using the Translate button on the top-right of this page.

Do you like modify your desktop and customise Cairo-Dock? It can be interesting to share your theme with us! You can post it on our forum. Best themes will be integrated to our server, and available to everybody.

Help Cairo-Dock being known!
Don't hesitate to share with your readers any topic about Cairo-Dock. An introduction, a few screenshots, a screencast, a tutorial, etc.

We still need more devs to improve the dock, create new applets, etc.
If you know any language (C, python, whatever), have a look there: Documentation

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