On Sat, 23 Sep 2006, Colm MacCarthaigh wrote:
> Buying a boxed set is about the worst form of contribution. If you
> lack programming skills then you can help with documentation,
> that's always appreciated, or even just contributing good bug
> reports is a huge help. There are important non-technical
I'd just like to tack a big fat:
"What Colm said"
on to this.
With regards to documentation specifically: You don't even have to be
a good writer, just write something and submit it. Even if the
project maintainers have to correct and flesh out parts, *anything*
is a useful contribution. (the correct/flesh-out part is less
demanding on the maintainers than the writing of it).
Related to bug-reports above is: Testing. Running test boxes with the
latest bits somewhere, to catch regressions, is immensely useful.
Even with the most diligent testing by the coders, bugs will slip
If unable to do any of the above, helping with support on lists is
obviously also useful (but it's a symptom of possible inadequacies in
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