Contributions pain points

Last modified by Vincent Massol on 2021/09/01 12:18

This page aim at gathering ideas on how to make easier or encourage contributions to XWiki. The ideas are list items in each possible kind of contributions.

This is not in any way a TODO list, it just list ideas, some of which we don't want to do right now (but it could change) even if they are very rare.


  • Make pull request handling first priority: “Awaiting committer feedback” should not stay more than a few days (23 with 14 more than 1 year old right now)
  • Lower the expected quality
  • Move to Apache or other foundation
  • Some regular official "contribution day" or something like this in client dev team (XWiki SAS)
  • Create pull request from an XWiki instance
  • accept The SRD is never up to date. - There's now the Scripting Documentation Application


Documentation and support

  • Reputation system

Answer questions on IRC

Users mailing list

  • accept Note that we've now replaced the user mailing list with a forum which makes it easier for less technical users to post (and it's globally simpler to use and to attach screenshots).

Devs mailing list

Answer questions on stackoverflow


Report bugs

Test new releases

  • Show a notification when a new version is available

Test new milestones

Spread the word




XWiki Users Groups, Meetups

  • Showing the path by doing it ourself (Paris, Iași)
  • Display a map (OpenStreetMap/GMap integration) in based on the addresses registered in users profiles

Conferences, talks

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