A couple of days ago, on KDE Telepathy mailing list was brought to our attention this graph (Source):
The graph shows clearly that the number of bugs reports affecting KDE Telepathy is increasing.
Quite unlikely this is related to the quality of the software, but to the numbers of KDE-Telepathy users.
Editing the query a little bit I came to this graph, definitely more interesting (Source):
The trend is in my opinion really impressive, and shows clearly the amazing job that has been done on KDE Telepathy since February 2011.
Bugs have been closed at a very constant rate, new features added, new versions released (0.5.1 was released about 20 days ago), and translators are doing a great job, with the result that now KDE Telepathy is packaged for most of the major GNU/Linux Distributions and at least 2 of them use it as default instant messaging framework for the KDE Desktop.
This implies new users, but obviously comes with a lot of new bug reports and new features requests.
That’s why we need you! Of course we need new developers to help us fixing bugs, we have junior-jobs if you are starting programming and want to learn, and we are very happy to help you! 😉
But if you are not a coder, and you want to help us join us on #kde-telepathy on freenode, we have a lot of tasks for you anyway!
- Report new bugs, try to reproduce and confirm the existing ones, find out the duplicates, locate related bug on upstream and downstream bugtrackers
- Update the wiki, write the documentation for the applications
- Test Adium chat themes, help us fixing the broken ones
- Translate the languages not yet translated
- Reply to users questions on the forum and mailing lists
Concluding: We are awesome, want to be awesome too? Join us