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I want to contribute to GeoServer development. I am well experienced in programming and since I am now completely working on GIS projects, I think I will find enough time for these tasks.

Where should I start? Are there to do lists or tasks for developers? Are there basic jobs for beginners?

What would you suggest?

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actually i was expecting your comments about subject –  bahadir Oct 2 '12 at 13:40
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As a beginner, I met the same problems with you. Could you tell me how you start to learn Geoserver development? Thank you very much! –  Mask Jan 18 at 12:06
    
This is not an answer. It should rather be a comment. –  Curlew Jan 18 at 13:00
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Regarding "basic jobs for beginners", we don't have such a list but have a look at jira.codehaus.org and look into bug reports, it might take some time but you should find something easy enough to look it.

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Have you looked at the Developers' Guide? Once you can build GeoServer on a local machine (this is harder than it looks) check out http://docs.geoserver.org/stable/en/developer/policies/index.html to see what needs doing.

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