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vat with tux
December 20th, 2010, 04:15 AM
Hi friends. I'm having knowledge of c language & basic shell script programing. I'm not having any experience of linux kernel level programing. I want to contribute to ubuntu community. So should i contribute as a developer?:-k

raydeen
December 20th, 2010, 05:40 AM
Maybe you can hang out in the Programming Talk section and help answer questions when people are having trouble with C and scripting. It's a sub section of the Developers Forum. You might find some more answers there. (can't remember the exact name of the section but it's one of the major headings if you look at the forum list.) If you know C, you're already well on your way to contributing. :)

edit: Here's the link to the Developer forum:

http://newyork.ubuntuforums.org/forumdisplay.php?f=310

wilee-nilee
December 20th, 2010, 05:45 AM
Support is a good way to go help those that need a little help.;)

karthick87
December 20th, 2010, 06:17 AM
There are various ways to contribute to Ubuntu.


Organise events
Support Ubuntu booths on fairs
Give speeches (or lectures)
Help people with Ubuntu
write documentation
Help in Programming section.

Check this http://www.ubuntu.com/community/get-involvedlink (http://www.ubuntu.com/community/get-involved).

tolf242
December 20th, 2010, 07:33 AM
Everyone here has something to offer to others in the community, by being here you are already contributing in my opinion. ;)

cariboo907
December 20th, 2010, 07:34 AM
This isn't a support question, moved to the Cafe.

madjr
December 20th, 2010, 08:49 AM
thats awesome, you can get started with something simple: unity Bitesize bugs

http://castrojo.tumblr.com/post/2312609745/unity-status-report-for-14-december

http://castrojo.tumblr.com/post/2084859426/getting-started-working-on-unity

http://www.jonobacon.org/2010/12/06/get-started-hacking-on-unity-bitesize-bugs/

vat with tux
December 20th, 2010, 10:06 AM
There are various ways to contribute to Ubuntu.


Organise events
Support Ubuntu booths on fairs
Give speeches (or lectures)
Help people with Ubuntu
write documentation
Help in Programming section.

Check this http://www.ubuntu.com/community/get-involvedlink (http://www.ubuntu.com/community/get-involved).
Thanks for that link. Actually i have visited it previously.
My question is that i'm knowing basic of c & shell script So is it enough to contribute as a developer(programmer).I'm not having any knowledge of kernel level programing.

Thanking in advance.:)

Zlatan
December 20th, 2010, 11:39 AM
do not forget to seed ubuntu torrents as well- easiest way to contribute ever:)

ErikNJ
December 20th, 2010, 03:24 PM
You may also want to look into any upstream projects that may interest you (if it's code you wish to contribute).

koenn
December 20th, 2010, 06:48 PM
My question is that i'm knowing basic of c & shell script So is it enough to contribute as a developer(programmer).I'm not having any knowledge of kernel level programing.

Thanking in advance.:)

1- look for (linux, ubuntu, ...) programs or libraries written in C (or shell scripts, but that's not used for programs very often)
2- look up bugs against the programs found in 1-
3- fix bugs, submit solution to relevant program/project/maintainer/developer


if you find out, after a while, you can't seem to find any bugs that you can figure out how to fix, you'll know that your knowledge is still insufficient. You'll probably also have an idea about what you're missing.

gnomeuser
December 20th, 2010, 10:48 PM
Find an application you are passionate and hang around the project, check the bugtracker and see if there are any small challenges you can take on. If they have IRC join there and ask questions when you hit problems.

Get your feet wet with something small but useful, somewhere you care.