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Kexi/Getting Started

Ways for contribution

  • Tester
  • Developer
  • Promoter

Communication channels=

See Contact.

Common tools=

Specific for Developers

Specific for non-Developers

"I am not developer, I cannot or do not like to program. How can I help?

Other information

  • <a href="[email protected]#Mailing_Lists">Subscribe to mailing list(s)</a> .
  • Linux/Unix: either
    It's recommended to work on the newest possible version with debug information (i.e. the one compiled from Subversion), so if you area able to compile it, do it.
    • Do not forget to compile and/or install MS Access Migration Driver if yo uwant to test MS Access databases importing. This is specified
    • (optional, if you plan to test translations) Find and install a translation package for Kexi (there is actually one per language for entire KOffice suite). If you have not a binary package, you can get the source files and install them. TODO: inform how to do this. The same for translated documentation.
    • If you want to use Windows version, just <a href="http://www.kexi.pl/wiki/index.php/Kexi_for_MS_Windows">download its binary package<img src="images/external.gif" align="top" alt="" border="0"/></a> and install it, but note that you will not get the bleeding edge version.
    • An alternative to installing Kexi is to connect to the remote Testing Server dedicated for Kexi, if you have internet access. More information is PLANNED here.
    • After you start Kexi for the first time, you will be able to create a new empty database. Use the <a href="[email protected]">Handbook</a> to get informtion how to do this.
    • If you plan to use and test support for server databases, you will need access to a server. It can be the same computer as your desktop machine, but you'll need to install the databse server software on your own. If you have not enough knowledge to do this, ask some one (e.g. a network administrator) to do so.
    • You may also want to use example databases as a reference.
      • These databases are saved in self-contained files for your convenience:
      • Example databases on a database server (MySQL, PostgreSQL) useful to test server connections. Will be provided, more information is PLANNED here. Please offere a server space if you can. Please provide test databases if you have such (must be legal)..
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    What to Test?

    You can:

    • test for crashes or misbehaviour
    • locate places where Kexi is ineffective (e.g. for large data sets) or hangs
    • test particular functionality and propose entensions, e.g. data importing functions
    • compare the application to the competition and identify the most expected features that Kexi currently lacks
    • test for usability
    • test for accessibility
    • test for localizations issues, including support for right-to-left languages, etc. (note: errors in translations to other languages should be reported to a particular <a href="http://i18n.kde.org/teams/">translation team<img src="images/external.gif" align="top" alt="" border="0"/></a>)
    • locate errors in the <a href="[email protected]">Kexi Handbook</a>, report unclear or incomplete paragraphs, outdated or missing screenshots (the above note about translation teams also apply to translated documentation)
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    How to Report Bugs

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