How to Help
This is an open source project, so you are invited to help us make
JaxoDraw as perfect as possible.
There are several ways for doing so:
- Report bugs, feature requests and other issues.
- Submit patches or new features that you have written yourself.
- Write or translate documentation.
If you used JaxoDraw for one of your publications,
you could cite the published version of the
- Tell your friends and colleagues about the program.
Check the Open Issues page
for getting an idea of what we still intend to do, or see if you can
help help us on a specific topic.
Please contact us for submitting a
contribution, it will be very much appreciated!
Patches should always be created with respect to latest SVN source.
Check the Source Repository page for instructions on how to
checkout the JaxoDraw source code.
Then edit your files and (after checking that the program
still builds and executes and no tests were broken!) create the patch like:
svn diff files_to_patch > descriptive_name.patch
This patch should then be attached to the SourceForge
or the Developer Mailing List.
Why Would I Want to Help?
There are several reasons why you would want to help:
By submitting your own fixes or features,
they get incorporated faster.
By reporting issues, you ensure that bugs don't get missed
By publicizing the program you increase the chances that more people
are using it, which is the main motivation for keeping it
maintained and bug-free!
You are giving something back to the community that has given you
software for free.