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Thanks for the distro - how to contribute?

Postby jyc » Mon Sep 24, 2012 2:30 am


First off, thanks for your distribution. I really like the XFCE version in particular. Now that Unity is integrating a "shopping lens," I've decided I would rather use a distribution created by a project more focused on the community.

With that in mind, how could I contribute packages, etc. to Linux Mint? There is a section on packaging but I apparently cannot post there. The community repo project on launchpad doesn't seem to actually contain anything.

Thanks :)

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Re: Thanks for the distro - how to contribute?

Postby Oscar799 » Mon Sep 24, 2012 3:47 am

Hello jyc
Welcome to Mint Forum
On there is this

Most of our development is done in Python and Glade. We also use Git for version control and APT/DEB for packaging. If you're comfortable with these technologies, don't hesitate to have a look at the code. If you think you can improve our applications or write new ones don't hesitate to suggest patches or to fork our git repositories.

The link provided is

Answers to any more detailed questions will probably be found on #linuxmint-dev - feel free to visit anytime

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Re: Thanks for the distro - how to contribute?

Postby The-Wizard » Mon Sep 24, 2012 11:17 am

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Re: Thanks for the distro - how to contribute?

Postby jesica » Tue Sep 25, 2012 12:09 am

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