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May 31st, 2011, 08:03 AM
Now that the daily build for Ubuntu 11.10 are available, I am wanting to be able to do my part in the development of the next version of ubuntu. which kind of Programming languages can i learn to help develop and test apps? What are other things i could do to help development? Thanks.

P.S. I've been a supporter of ubuntu for almost five years now, but I am fairly new to the development process. So please, be nice :)

May 31st, 2011, 08:17 AM
you can find a large choice of programming languages available into repo. When your project is defined, then sourceforge or a ppa is a good place to let it be used and tested.



May 31st, 2011, 12:34 PM
You could always do what I do. Download Kubuntu and just use it, and then file bug reports if/when something breaks.

May 31st, 2011, 04:09 PM
You should probably start by learning to program simple things, like some javascript for pages, or maybe a little Python app. Google "{language of your choice} tutorial".

Going straight for bugfixes on possibly very old, complicated code is like jumping in front of a bus after deciding you want to cross the road.

May 31st, 2011, 04:21 PM
This is what I use to look at the code and tweak Unity (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Unity/)

Install geany and git.