1. [[Bugzilla:Developers:Introduction|Introduce yourself on the developers mailing list]]
[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... "
If a bug has already been filed for what you want to do, check its [[Bugzilla: Priority_System| priority]].
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.