There are two ways of contributing:
- by giving some of your time to work on the project (support, documentation, development...)
- with money, by subscribing to Pro Support (opens new window), which funds further developments.
# Help others
You don't have to be a programmer/IT-nerd to help at this project. Just ask or offer your help:
- Forum: https://xcp-ng.org/forum (opens new window)
- IRC: irc://irc.oftc.net/#xcp-ng
- Discord (opens new window)
We are happy about every helping hand!
# Write documentation
Contribute to our documentation with pull requests modifying the files at https://github.com/xcp-ng/xcp-ng-org/tree/master/docs (opens new window)
If you're not familiar will pull requests, but can also simply click the "Help us to improve this page" link at the bottom of any page of the documentation, which will offer a modification form and create a pull request for you.
It's important to test XCP-ng on many different platforms and devices. You have gear laying around or access to some special devices? -> be a tester and test all the features of XCP-ng 🚀
Your results are very welcome in our Hardware Compatibility List (HCL)!
It's also important to test Operating Systems on XCP-ng. You have fun to install different Operating Systems? -> great! Test them all on XCP-ng!
Most community testing is organized on the forum, on dedicated threads.
- Watch the thread dedicated to update candidates on stable releases (opens new window) (and make sure you enable mail notifications in your forum settings).
- Check beta and RC announcements for new releases of XCP-ng on the forum (opens new window), and provide feedback before the final releases. Usually announced in the News (opens new window) section.
- Check other topics created by our developers who look for feedback about new features. Topics usually created in the Development (opens new window) section.
You can also read this for test ideas.
You are a developer and want to code with us? Cool!
There are many components, in various languages: C, ocaml, python and more.
- Connect with us via
- IRC: irc://irc.oftc.net/#xcp-ng and irc://irc.oftc.net/#xcp-ng-dev
- Discord (opens new window)
- Forum -> Development Corner: https://xcp-ng.org/forum/category/7/development (opens new window)
- Read this introduction. The rest of the Development Process Tour is also of interest for anyone who wants to help on development.
Development is one thing, but for your changes to reach actual users, they need to be packaged into RPMs.
See the Development Process Tour for an introduction about the packaging process, and useful tips (like: how to rebuild a RPM for XCP-ng locally).
# Talk about us
Another valuable way to help is by talking about XCP-ng to people you know or to your audience.
# Developer Certificate of Origin (DCO)
As a member of the Linux Foundation, XCP-ng asks that every contributor certifies that they are allowed to contribute the code or documentation they submit to us. This is done with a simple
Signed-off-by: Full Name <email>
line added at the end of the commit message. Git even has an option to add it for you:
git commit -s. By adding this mention to your commit message, you state that you agree to the terms published at https://developercertificate.org/ (opens new window) (and also written below) for that contribution.
Developer's Certificate of Origin 1.1 By making a contribution to this project, I certify that: (a) The contribution was created in whole or in part by me and I have the right to submit it under the open source license indicated in the file; or (b) The contribution is based upon previous work that, to the best of my knowledge, is covered under an appropriate open source license and I have the right under that license to submit that work with modifications, whether created in whole or in part by me, under the same open source license (unless I am permitted to submit under a different license), as indicated in the file; or (c) The contribution was provided directly to me by some other person who certified (a), (b) or (c) and I have not modified it. (d) I understand and agree that this project and the contribution are public and that a record of the contribution (including all personal information I submit with it, including my sign-off) is maintained indefinitely and may be redistributed consistent with this project or the open source license(s) involved.
DCO is enforced for every repository under the GitHub
xcp-ng (opens new window) and
xcp-ng-rpms (opens new window) organizations.
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