3. [[Bugzilla:Communicate|Get in communication with the Bugzilla developers]], and talk about what you want to do. This makes it easy for us to tell you "Oh, we're already working on that, you can help!" or "Oh, the best way to do that would be..."
4. Check out the latest Bugzilla code from
CVS. You can see instructions for how to do this on the [http://www.bugzilla.org/download/#cvs Bugzilla download page]. You always want to work against the latest CVS code of Bugzilla, not a released version, if you're writing patches that you want us to accept.
5. Write some code. Make sure that you follow the [http://www.bugzilla.org/docs/developer.html Developer's Guide]. If you're new, you don't have to read the whole thing. Just read the [http://www.bugzilla.org/docs/developer.html#general General Guidelines], the [http://www.bugzilla.org/docs/developer.html#perl-style Style] section, and any other part that you think applies to the code that you're writing. Make sure that your patch is [[Bugzilla:Simple_Patches|as simple and small as possible]]. And make sure that you [[Bugzilla:Developers:Licensing|license each file correctly]].