So you’re a developer who likes Moodle, but you’re not ready to settle down and make a commitment to an ongoing collaborative project just yet. Well there are bugs out there that are just waiting for someone like you.
Here’s how you can make a small contribution that is likely to help out in a big way.
Step 1. Sign up for an account on Tracker
think of it like a dating site for bugs and devs
Step 2. Pick a bug
it’s like speed-dating in binary
You can see a list of bugs by clicking the button labelled Issues and find a bug that’s looking for love.
If you’re just playing the field, pick a minor bug with simple replication steps. If you’re keen to go all the way, check out these searches…
Step 3. Solve the bug
don’t forget to backup first
I’m not going to tell you how to do that. Figuring it out is half the fun.
Step 4. Post a solution
Go back to the bug report and share your solution. You can share a Git branch, a diff patch, or just summarise your solution in a comment. Any form of solution is a good solution.
So your solution can be noticed and integrated, add a label “patch”.