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==Joining the Inkscape Community==
 
==Joining the Inkscape Community==
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Please remember that Inkscape is a project staffed by volunteers who try to spend as much time as is available improving Inkscape.
  
Please remember that Inkscape is a project staffed by volunteers who try to spend as much time as is available improving Inkscape.  We welcome all additional volunteers, but hope they will begin by reading the available documentation so their first question is sufficiently informed by the available knowledge that it is a good, well formed question.
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We welcome all additional volunteers, but hope they will begin by becoming familiar with what is available on the web site [http://inkscape.org/], the wiki [http://wiki.inkscape.org/wiki/index.php/Inkscape], the project management sites [https://launchpad.net/inkscape] [http://sourceforge.net/projects/inkscape/], and, especially, the books, manuals, and tutorials [http://inkscape.org/doc/].  Many of your predecessors have spent much time trying to make these your transition path onto the team.
  
A good test of your knowledge is to subscribe to the official mailing list [https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/inkscape-devel], read the discussions there until they begin to make some sense to you, and then, after trying to grow your knowledge with the other parts of the project web presence, introduce yourself to the other volunteers.
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A good self-evaluation of your knowledge is a subscription to the official development mailing list [https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/inkscape-devel]. Read the discussions there until they begin to make some sense. When they seem intelligible, introduce yourself.  State what your experience is and what you intend to do with and for Inkscape.  Usually, the mailing list will be the best place to find someone who can discuss your ideas and help you through a rough patch.
  
Names are listed along with the associated SourceForge username in parenthesis.   
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So you may know who is already an important part of the team, we have listed a few here with their area of expertise or leadership. Names are listed along with the associated SourceForge username in parenthesis. Selecting the person's name will take take you to their Launchpad pageIf you are registered with Launchpad (an action we suggest you take), you can send a message to the person from there.  If you decline to register for Launchpad, the person's SourceForge nickname is linked to their SourceForge page, where you can send a message without registering.  (Please be informed, the Inkscape project is transitioning to using Launchpad rather than SourceForge for future project management.)
  
Selecting the person's name will take take you to their Launchpad pageIf you are registered with Launchpad (an action we suggest you take), you can send a message to the person from thereIf you decline to register for Launchpad, the person's SourceForge nickname is linked to their SourceForge page, where you can send a message. Please be informed, the Inkscape project is transitioning to using Launchpad rather than SourceForge for future project management.
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For casual questions or in-depth discussion, the official chat room is the Jabber conference room ''inkscape at conference.gristle.org'', which is bridged with the channel #inkscape on irc.freenode.net[https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/wiki/Main_Page Wikipedia] has articles on [https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/wiki/Extensible_Messaging_and_Presence_Protocol Jabber(XMPP)] and [https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/wiki/Internet_Relay_Chat IRC] and their clients [https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/wiki/List_of_XMPP_client_software] [https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/wiki/Comparison_of_Internet_Relay_Chat_clients].
  
The official mailing list is ''inkscape-devel at lists.sf.net'' but is open only to posts from subscribers.  General questions are best directed to it.
 
 
For casual questions or in-depth discussion, the official chat room is the Jabber conference room ''inkscape at conference.gristle.org'', which is bridged with the channel #inkscape on irc.freenode.net.
 
 
== Contact Persons by Field ==
 
== Contact Persons by Field ==
 
* '''Architecture''': [https://launchpad.net/~mental MenTaLguY] ([http://sourceforge.net/users/mental mental])
 
* '''Architecture''': [https://launchpad.net/~mental MenTaLguY] ([http://sourceforge.net/users/mental mental])

Revision as of 04:28, 14 January 2010

Joining the Inkscape Community

Please remember that Inkscape is a project staffed by volunteers who try to spend as much time as is available improving Inkscape.

We welcome all additional volunteers, but hope they will begin by becoming familiar with what is available on the web site [1], the wiki [2], the project management sites [3] [4], and, especially, the books, manuals, and tutorials [5]. Many of your predecessors have spent much time trying to make these your transition path onto the team.

A good self-evaluation of your knowledge is a subscription to the official development mailing list [6]. Read the discussions there until they begin to make some sense. When they seem intelligible, introduce yourself. State what your experience is and what you intend to do with and for Inkscape. Usually, the mailing list will be the best place to find someone who can discuss your ideas and help you through a rough patch.

So you may know who is already an important part of the team, we have listed a few here with their area of expertise or leadership. Names are listed along with the associated SourceForge username in parenthesis. Selecting the person's name will take take you to their Launchpad page. If you are registered with Launchpad (an action we suggest you take), you can send a message to the person from there. If you decline to register for Launchpad, the person's SourceForge nickname is linked to their SourceForge page, where you can send a message without registering. (Please be informed, the Inkscape project is transitioning to using Launchpad rather than SourceForge for future project management.)

For casual questions or in-depth discussion, the official chat room is the Jabber conference room inkscape at conference.gristle.org, which is bridged with the channel #inkscape on irc.freenode.net. Wikipedia has articles on Jabber(XMPP) and IRC and their clients [7] [8].

Contact Persons by Field