Get Involved: developer.mozilla.org (MDN)
The MDN web docs is Mozilla's technical resource for web developers - containing documentation for open web technologies.
We use Docker for development and deployment. Docker works reasonable well for backend development on a macOS or Linux environment. There are additional steps required for front-end development. No staff developers use Windows, and you will need previous Docker experience on Windows to get a development environment working.
We're triaging incoming bugs and legacy bugs (oldest first), and marking good first bugs by adding a mentor. We also annotate with a Level of Difficulty (
[lod:]) and a Point system (
points:). Smaller numbers generally mean easier issues. See the MDN Triage Process for details.
Staff developers are currently focused on tuning MDN for AWS and reducing existing technical debt. MDN has a mature codebase, and there's not much new development, which means there aren't a lot of good first bugs. We're not aware of other Mozilla projects that are in a better position for new contributors.
Here's how to contribute to Kuma:
- Fork us on GitHub
- Read our contribution guidelines
- Install locally
- Check out the mentored bugs or contact a developer below
- IRC: #mdndev
These bugs are good for your first contribution to MDN code. Each bug has a mentor assigned who can help you get started.
|1366376||Review HTTP error response pages, and add links to HTTP response code docs||[specification][type:change][points=1]|
|1391440||Don't allow line-wrap between the external-link icon and the link text|
|1490801||"read Only" badge text looks somewhat off-centered||[specification][type:bug][points=1]|
|1519025||Printing a page also shows navigation menu and the search bar||[specification][type:change]||Schalk Neethling [:espressive]|
4 Total; 4 Open (100%); 0 Resolved (0%); 0 Verified (0%);
These bugs are good for more advanced contributions to MDN code that will make a big impact on the site. The bug may or may not have a mentor, and it may take more work than a simple mentored bug.
|818673||Encourage people to add revision comments||[triaged][type:feature][patchwelcome][difficulty=intermediate]|
|1082603||Add a site tour feature||[specification][type:feature][patchwelcome][difficulty:intermediate]|
|1169768||Clarify or remove "Edit email" feature||[specification][type:change][patchwelcome]|
|1174184||Pressing tab key while editing in <pre> (code snippet) boxes doesn't work anymore||[specification][type:bug][patchwelcome][difficulty:intermediate][difficulty=intermediate]|
|1425147||Add Kuma to Janitor||[specification][type:feature][points:6+][lod:4+][patchwelcome]|
5 Total; 5 Open (100%); 0 Resolved (0%); 0 Verified (0%);