How to help|
The SquirrelMail project is an all-volunteer run project, aiming to build
the best webmail client available for free (in all senses of the word). We are
in need of more people to help us out with this process. This page provides
some ideas on how to get started. For all goes that you can put as much
time into it as you want.
Bug triaging and squashing
Users report bugs, request features and submit patches through our issue
trackers at SourceForge. It helps us greatly if you go through the list of
reported issues, and try to see if they are still applicable to the current
version and have all the necessary information. If the issue is still present,
attaching a proposed patch is of course great. You can start right away:
get yourself a free SourceForge.net account and start to work on our
Frequently users ask for help on the squirrelmail-users mailinglist or
the #squirrelmail IRC channel on irc.freenode.net. Are you experienced with
installing or running SquirrelMail? Subscribe to the list
or hang out in the channel, and try to help other users resolve their problems.
Want to see some really neat new feature? Want to help the templating
code get finished? We can definately use people that are well-versed in
PHP. You can work on the most widely used open source webmail application
and with a variety of protocols: HTTP, SMTP, IMAP all in the same application.
Join us on the squirrelmail-devel mailinglist or IRC #squirrelmail and see what
you can do to keep SquirrelMail the best webmail solution around.
Translate SquirrelMail into your language
We try to provide SquirrelMail to as many locales as possible. Is
SquirrelMail not yet translated into your language? The best way to resolve
that is to help us translate it! It's not difficult to do, see our
manual for a good start, or join the squirrelmail-i18n mailinglist.
If there's already a translation for your language, check if it's up to date.
Contact the current translator to help get it up to date or to proofreed the
Running a high-profile project like SquirrelMail with all-volunteer labor
means that the mundane chores gradually consume all our effort and sideline
our visionary initiatives for our next big release. We also need your financial
support to help us keep up with ongoing maintenance and development, and to help
speed up the release of our new, fully-skinable "Web 2.0" version. Please visit
our donations and bounties page
for information about how to donate.
Some SquirrelMail development takes place on hardware that's probably older than the computer you just retired. :-) Get in touch if you can help.