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Contributing to Gentoo

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You are welcome to contribute to Gentoo, even when you are new to it. User contributions make Gentoo run and there is always room for improvement.

There are many different topics for you to explore; thus, a question for you: What are you interested in?

Support the community

You can help users in various support mediums:

Document useful information

Gentoo Wiki gathers information about Gentoo and the hardware and software that it runs; you are welcome to add and edit articles:

Report and resolve bugs

Gentoo Bugzilla is where we track bugs of Gentoo and its packages; you are welcome to report, confirm and resolve bugs:

Maintain and test packages

The Portage tree is the heart of Gentoo; it is important to keep it alive and kicking, that's why contributions to it are very valuable.

If you want to do occasional commits to either the Portage tree or an overlay, or become a Gentoo Developer; writing ebuilds is what makes building and installing using a package manager possible on a Gentoo system.

After the first steps, you can learn more in our Development Guide.

When you want to add a new package, update an existing one or find new packages to contribute to; these resources are for you: