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Horde: How to Help


There are many ways in which you can help out in the development of any of the Horde projects. The first and best way you are already doing: you're using them. One of the keys to a great product is its users. Without users we can't find bugs or get feedback on what's good and what's bad.

It is darn near impossible for the developers to test the code on every Operating System and every different version of Web Browser available to make sure the code runs smoothly everywhere. Linux is not Windows, and IE is not Mozilla, and it is (frequently) difficult to to predict behavior between platforms/browsers.

With this said, one of the best ways you can help is to test. If you can help us smooth out the code across all (or even any) platforms, you're doing a great service to the project.

Now, if that's not enough and you want to dig in and help code, you should first subscribe to the project lists, particularly the general Horde developers list (see for information on subscribing to the mailing lists). Additionally, you MUST read the Horde Coding Standards to ensure that the code your submitting will want to be analyzed and potentially committed by the developers. You should probably read the various README files (for that matter, all the documentation in the docs/ directory) for the particular application you are working on also.