Hello my name is Alex. I am a computer sience student and i wan’t to start contributing to the nextcloud android app. I already work as a web developer so i’am familiar with the git developing workflow and so.
After i studied the repo there are a few questions left:
1.I looked at the issue list and found a lot of tickets. Should i just pick a issue or is there any prioritization?
2.What should i do if there a questions left? Should i leave a comment or is there any person like a product owner?
3. Is there a better way to chat with other developers? -I try multiple times to join the IRC channel but always get rejected (with and without password)
This is my first time on a open source project so i would embrace every hint that you can give to me.
Thank you and have a nice day
@tobiasKaminsky, @Andy can you please jump-in and answer these development related questions.
thank you very much for your interest in helping us.
- Just pick any issue you want to fix, but there are also https://github.com/nextcloud/android/issues?q=is%3Aissue+is%3Aopen+label%3A"good+first+issue"+sort%3Aupdated-desc which are labeled with “good first issue”, which are probably easier to start with.
- If you have an issue related question, just post it on this issue. Do not hesitate to ask!
- For this we have irc, it should work without any password (in our channel). I tried it and it seems that e.g. when using https://webchat.freenode.net you have to register your Nickname. I remember that Freenode (they run the irc service) did that to prevent spam.
As I am not that much in this forum, I’ll prefer irc/github for discussion.