We have a lot of coding to do but that’s just the start of it. To build something that is easy to use takes much more work than something that is complex. It involves good design, a rigorous testing process and an active community who can help us find the right solutions
If you like what this project is doing (or aims to achieve) we would welcome your support. Financial backing is hugely helpful as it allows us to accept help from people that need to buy food and pay the bills! If you have some spare time and would like to help provide your skills then thanks to you too! The main areas of help we are looking for are outlined below.
Whether you’re into algorithms, widgets, APIs or packaging we love to welcome new developers. You can see all our code on GitHub and each repository documents it’s build and test setup.
Go ahead and fork any of the repositories to get started - we use GitFlow for source management so work from the “develop” branch. Let us know if you have any questions, we look forward to your pull requests!
Don’t you love it when things look polished and well thought out? So do we! Even though most open source projects are led by engineers we know it could be better - if you can help us then welcome aboard.
We’re looking for theme designers for our UI elements, guidance for layouts and spacing for the best flow and inspiration in mockups and usability for our apps. Please get in touch with ideas or questions.
Anyone who is interested in building or using quality desktop applications would be ideal to help us test. It doesn’t matter if you’ve not tested before, anyone who can recognise great apps would be ideal to help.
If you can find things that are not quite right or see what could be done better then excellent! Grab the code or one of our apps and see what you can find. Ask us anything on our contact forms and please file bugs for us to resolve.
Making decisions quickly is important but we also want to ensure that we’ve taken in to account important facts and all viewpoints. At all times we want to be aligned on the same vision so that coflicting opinions are not common and that we’re all heading in the same direction.
All large decisions will require majority agreement within the developer community. As those who make up our community will change over time we consider that any contributor to the core project software should be included in this decision making process.
Incremental development or changes that have been agreed upon can be worked on by any developer, however the addition of new features can lead to unsupported functionality and so should be considered more carefully. Therefore significant new features should not be added unless there are at least 2 contributors (assuming at least 3 active contributors) prepared to support the ongoing development of that feature.
In the interest of fostering an open and welcoming environment, we pledge to making participation in our project and our community a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of age, body size, disability, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, level of experience, education, socio-economic status, nationality, personal appearance, race, religion, or sexual identity and orientation.
Types of behavior that we encourage:
Using welcoming and inclusive language
Being respectful of differing viewpoints
Gracefully accepting constructive criticism
Focusing on what is best for the community
Showing empathy towards others
Project maintainers are responsible for clarifying the standards of acceptable behavior and are expected to take appropriate and fair corrective action in response to any instances of unacceptable behavior.
Instances of any unacceptable behavior may be reported by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We're excited to hear from anyone interested in the project. Whether it's to find out more, provide suggestions or to get involved - drop us a line!
If you would like to join us on slack but are not yet signed up to the golang slack server you can request an invite.