I'd like to start volunteering my time to help Trisquel. What can I do to help?

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jamesbythesea
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I'm an undergraduate Electrical Engineering student, so my technical background is limited (but not non-existent).
I found RMS' work last year, and since then, have come to find myself strongly in agreement with the goals of the Trisquel project.

What can I do to help this project?

mason

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You could download Trisquel 8 alpha and help test it,

http://jenkins.trisquel.info/makeiso/iso/

reporting any bugs you encounter here:

https://trisquel.info/en/project/issues

I've been using it as my main OS for about a week and it's pretty great so far. I had a little trouble installing it at first, there are some missing (nonessential) packages, and I've found some minor bugs, but nothing that has affected usability.

Welcome!

SuperTramp83

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You can help with the documentation (translations included) too. You can talk about triskinello to your friends (just don't stress them too much), you can say GAHNUUU is not Linus, in fact Linus is a little bit ugly, much more a penguin rather than a gnu, which is sexy, gnus are sexy, penguins are not, they stink. You can sell your home and ALL your clothes and donate all teh resulting sum of greens to teh FSF coz muh freedom is muh freedom. You can spray 'visit rms.sexy FTW' on the main walls of ur city for da gents to see how beautiful is beautiful and free too. Etc, etc...

welcome!

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I'm sure this is posted somewhere, but is there a comprehensive list of what needs to be done to make Trisquel 8 'complete' and ready for release? Why (in terms of what is missing) is it not ready for release right now?

I have to admit I haven't tried it yet myself, but I am planning to install it on my desktop, as soon as I can find some time.

SuperTramp83

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>but is there a comprehensive list of what needs to be done to make Trisquel 8 'complete' and ready for release?

Nope, other than 'cloning Ruben, and then cloning Ruben's Ruben and the other one too' so they make up for 4 developers.. there's no way to make Trisquello ready for release :'(

Time4Tea
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Lol :)

Seriously though, is he not reviewing/accepting patches/merge requests (or whatever) that are being submitted? Or are there none being submitted?

Is there a way we can see how many were submitted in the past 30 days?

(I don't expect you to necessarily know the answer to all these questions, btw .. :) )

SuperTramp83

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I believe this is the page you want to visit -> https://devel.trisquel.info/groups/trisquel

calher
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I asked Ruben what needed to be done, because I was going to try to help out.

He said the distro updater needs to be tested.

Install a new Trisquel system, start the updater, and record what it does. Then modify the updater and start the test again.

I couldn't test, because I couldn't get VMs to work.

Time4Tea
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You mean, updating from Trisquel 7 to Trisquel 8?

calher
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Yes.

Time4Tea
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Ok. Where actually is that? Is it installed by default in T7?

SuperTramp83

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Well, you can do that in terminal
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

Of course this way you'll see if upgrading the OS works but you won't know if the GUI application to do so works.

Time4Tea
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Does anyone know how up to date this wiki is? Looks like it hasn't been updated in almost a year.