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How can you contribute and add value to Cyn.in

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Give us your feedback

Share your creative ideas to build on Cyn.in features

 

FeaturesWhat would you like to see as a feature in Cyn.in? Get involved. Add your idea to the list of features and vote for your favorite ones. Your ideas are most important to the making of a great product. So go ahead add your feature request here.

 

Report bugs

 

Report BugsBug reporting is essential in progressing Cyn.in. You can help make Cyn.in even better by working with bug reports to ensure they're complete, understandable, not duplicated and if possible, reproduce-able. If a bug is critical, you can help in prioritizing the bug by voting for it. This will help the developers spend their time effectively. Anyone can help!

 

Provide usability feedback

 

UsabilityMaking Cyn.in accessible, ensuring graceful transformations so content is understandable and navigable and making it easier to use is our constant focus. If you have experience with web accessibility, or other standards to better the usability, we want to hear your feedback.

 

Interact with others in the forums

 

Help others with usage of cyn.in

 

HelpShare your technical know-how with other users by answering posts in the forums. If you have faced any issues while installing, configuring or using cyn.in, participate in the forums and share the problem and solution with other users. Its also the best place to ask questions; cyn.in developers along with other members of the community will help answer your questions. 

If you are looking for professional support, you can choose to go with one of the paid support editions offered by Cynapse. The experience and knowledge base of the Cyn.in team will ensure you maximise the return on investment on Cyn.in.

Share tips and tricks for using cyn.in

Share TpsShare your tips and tricks, interesting tidbits on why and how to do (or not do) certain things while using Cyn.in. Get the most out of your Cyn.in.

 

Discuss usage scenarios

Community users are eager to know how you are using Cyn.in and want to learn from your experiences. Please do share your firsthand knowledge of using Cyn.in

Participate to improve the product

Build documentation

 

DocumentationYou can help improving Cyn.in's documentation by writing step-by-step tutorials on usage of the system, building multimedia screencasts or presentations to show people how Cyn.in works or writing API documentation. You can also check, proof read and test documents for accuracy. Your contribution will be a valuable resource to the community and will enable other users to easily adopt Cyn.in. 

The documentation wiki is a continuous work in progress and you are invited to contribute to it! See

 

Translate cyn.in to another language

If you know a language, and are comfortable with English, you can help localize Cyn.in by translating the Cyn.in software and the documentation in your language. To see the list of the languages that we are looking out for see this post. Even if you translate a few lines you may make a big difference to someone in your own country who is starting to use Cyn.in. See details on how to help with translation.

Test the product

 

TestingCyn.in releases new versions every 6 months and many testers are needed who can report or confirm problems. Testers can report the problems in the issues and track how they are being worked upon. Be sure to check if the issue is already reported. Good testing helps in stabilizing the platform and people from all areas can make a valued contribution to the software.

 

Write some code

 

DevelopmentIf you are a developer, have experience with Plone, Zope, Python or Adobe AIR, and would like to help towards the development of Cyn.in by writing new code, this section is for you. Contribute by writing code to better the software, adding features, integrating Cyn.in with your favorite software or fixing bugs existing in Cyn.in. Anything! 

 

Please follow the Cyn.in SVN Guidelines to contribute to any of the following:

  1. Cyn.in Core
  2. Cyn.in Desktop Client

Evanglize cyn.in

 

EvangelizeThe best way to give back to the Cyn.in community is by recommending cyn.in to others. Show them the possibilities of using Cyn.in for collaboration and the advantages of using open source software. You can help in spreading the word by:

 

  1. Using your social networks like Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin or your favorite network to recommend Cyn.in to anyone who might be looking out for a collaboration or knowledge management system.
  2. Downloading and installing Cyn.in in your company and using it to collaborate on a small project within your team.
  3. Inviting other people from other departments and showing them how you are using cyn.in and how it has benefited your team and project.
  4. Write a short account of how and why you use Cyn.in on your blog.
  5. Become a Fan of Cyn.in on Facebook.

 

 

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This document describes the Contribution Process for contributing to cyn.in Development.
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