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In biology, [[Wikipedia:Mutualism (biology)|mutualism]] is an interaction between two organisms from which each derives benefit. This principle can also apply to proactive and motivated members of the Arch community wanting to get involved and contribute to their favorite GNU/Linux distribution. This participation benefits not only the community member and their fellow Archers, but potentially all fans of [[Wikipedia:Free and open source software|free and open source software]].
 
In biology, [[Wikipedia:Mutualism (biology)|mutualism]] is an interaction between two organisms from which each derives benefit. This principle can also apply to proactive and motivated members of the Arch community wanting to get involved and contribute to their favorite GNU/Linux distribution. This participation benefits not only the community member and their fellow Archers, but potentially all fans of [[Wikipedia:Free and open source software|free and open source software]].
  
==Donate==
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== Official Arch Linux project ==
<blockquote>Arch Linux survives because of the tireless efforts of many people in the community and the core development circle. None of us are paid for our work, and we don't have the personal funds to sustain server costs ourselves.</blockquote>
 
  
* [http://www.archlinux.org/donate/ Official Arch Linux donate page]
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=== Post on the forums ===
 
 
==Forums==
 
  
 
One of the easiest ways to get involved is participating in the [http://bbs.archlinux.org/ Arch Linux Forums], which allow getting to know the community and help new users. Please get accustomed with [[Forum Etiquette]] first.
 
One of the easiest ways to get involved is participating in the [http://bbs.archlinux.org/ Arch Linux Forums], which allow getting to know the community and help new users. Please get accustomed with [[Forum Etiquette]] first.
  
==Wiki==
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=== Edit the wiki ===
  
 
Wikis, by design, thrive on collaboration.  
 
Wikis, by design, thrive on collaboration.  
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In the long run, the goal is a professional and easily-navigated wiki, such that supplementary guides, documenters, etc. are unnecessary. This is a community effort, but wiki maintenance is often a tedious and thankless task. If you take on the task seriously, a formal position as a wiki maintainer may be in order. This gives the job purpose and recognition.
 
In the long run, the goal is a professional and easily-navigated wiki, such that supplementary guides, documenters, etc. are unnecessary. This is a community effort, but wiki maintenance is often a tedious and thankless task. If you take on the task seriously, a formal position as a wiki maintainer may be in order. This gives the job purpose and recognition.
  
==Bugs==
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=== Fix and report bugs ===
  
 
Reporting and fixing bugs on the [http://bugs.archlinux.org/ bug tracker] is one of the possible ways to help the community. However, ineffective use can be counter-productive. Please read the [[Reporting Bug Guidelines|bug reporting guidelines]].
 
Reporting and fixing bugs on the [http://bugs.archlinux.org/ bug tracker] is one of the possible ways to help the community. However, ineffective use can be counter-productive. Please read the [[Reporting Bug Guidelines|bug reporting guidelines]].
  
==AUR==
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=== Create and adopt AUR packages ===
  
The [[Arch User Repository]] is a community-driven repository of PKGBUILDs for Arch users. Packages in the AUR are built by the PKGBUILDs and are not pre-built binaries like from the official repositories. The AUR was created to organize and share new packages from the community and to help expedite popular packages' inclusion into the {{Ic|[community]}} repository.
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The [[Arch User Repository]] contains community-made package scripts so that users can easily install software that is not in the official repositories. Popular packages get included into the official [[Arch User Repository#.5Bcommunity.5D|[community]]] repository. You can help by creating and adopting packages.
  
==Arch projects==
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=== Official Arch Linux projects ===
  
You can find here the list of git repositories for [http://projects.archlinux.org/ official Arch Projects].
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You can get involved in the development of [http://projects.archlinux.org/ official Arch Linux software projects].
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=== Events ===
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There are yearly and monthly events for bugfixing, translating and cleanup. You can find forthcoming events in the [[Arch Linux Event Calendar]].
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=== Donate ===
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<blockquote>Arch Linux survives because of the tireless efforts of many people in the community and the core development circle. None of us are paid for our work, and we don't have the personal funds to sustain server costs ourselves.</blockquote>
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* [http://www.archlinux.org/donate/ Official Arch Linux donate page]
  
 
==Community projects==
 
==Community projects==
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See also [http://www.archlinux.org/art/ Arch Linux Art].
 
See also [http://www.archlinux.org/art/ Arch Linux Art].
 
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== Events ==
 
* [[Arch Linux Event Calendar]]
 
* [[Bug Day]]
 
* [[AUR Cleanup Day]]
 
* [[ArchWiki Translation Day]]
 
* [[Midyear Cleanup]]
 
* [[Christmas Cleanup]]
 

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In biology, mutualism is an interaction between two organisms from which each derives benefit. This principle can also apply to proactive and motivated members of the Arch community wanting to get involved and contribute to their favorite GNU/Linux distribution. This participation benefits not only the community member and their fellow Archers, but potentially all fans of free and open source software.

Official Arch Linux project

Post on the forums

One of the easiest ways to get involved is participating in the Arch Linux Forums, which allow getting to know the community and help new users. Please get accustomed with Forum Etiquette first.

Edit the wiki

Wikis, by design, thrive on collaboration.

ArchWiki is a community documentation process. The contents are created by the community for the community. Contributors volunteer their time and energy to share their knowledge and skill with the community. All users are encouraged to contribute. Tasks on ArchWiki can roughly be divided into the following:

  • Technical maintenance
  • Content management
  • Content editing
  • Content creation and translation

If you feel capable of editing wiki pages, please see if you can manage tasks outlined in this section.

  1. Flag articles with appropriate article status templates (e.g. {{Deletion}}, {{Out of date}}, {{Translateme}}, etc.)
  2. Add content to stubs and expand incomplete or poorly-written articles.
  3. Add or improve translations; ensure that translations are in sync with each other.
  4. Reduce and combine duplicate pages.
  5. Correct inaccurate or outdated content, spelling, grammar, language, and style.
  6. Reduce the number of categories. Scan the wiki for similar categories that should be combined; improve wiki navigation.
  7. Categorize uncategorized pages.
  8. Add article summary boxes to all articles.
  9. Update the FAQ with relevant questions from the forum and remove obsolete questions.

Other useful pages for cleanup:

In the long run, the goal is a professional and easily-navigated wiki, such that supplementary guides, documenters, etc. are unnecessary. This is a community effort, but wiki maintenance is often a tedious and thankless task. If you take on the task seriously, a formal position as a wiki maintainer may be in order. This gives the job purpose and recognition.

Fix and report bugs

Reporting and fixing bugs on the bug tracker is one of the possible ways to help the community. However, ineffective use can be counter-productive. Please read the bug reporting guidelines.

Create and adopt AUR packages

The Arch User Repository contains community-made package scripts so that users can easily install software that is not in the official repositories. Popular packages get included into the official [community] repository. You can help by creating and adopting packages.

Official Arch Linux projects

You can get involved in the development of official Arch Linux software projects.

Events

There are yearly and monthly events for bugfixing, translating and cleanup. You can find forthcoming events in the Arch Linux Event Calendar.

Arch Linux survives because of the tireless efforts of many people in the community and the core development circle. None of us are paid for our work, and we don't have the personal funds to sustain server costs ourselves.

Community projects

Arch has a vital and active community of software developers and contributing projects. If you have a project you would like to link to, this is a great place to do it. Include a link to your project, the date your project started, and a brief (one or two sentence) description of your project.

Note: All projects listed here are community projects. None of these projects are considered official Arch projects.

Arch Based Distributions

Other distributions based on Arch Linux

AUR Helpers

Utilities to aid end users in using the AUR

Pacman GUI Frontends

Graphical front-ends for pacman

Rc.conf GUI Frontends

Graphical front-ends for rc.conf

Netcfg

Network tool for Arch Linux

Other

Projects that do not quite fit into any existing category

Google Earth Arch user map
A third-party package repository and online discussion board for Arch Linux pro-audio users
@archlinux.us emails, Gmail based
Arch Linux Blogs
Mobile access to the @archlinux.us emails
Local meet-up for users.
Arch Linux group for users and professionals.
namcap is an utility for Arch Linux which helps in automatic detection of common mistakes and errors in PKGBUILDs. This page is an automatically generated report obtained after running namcap against the core, extra and community trees.
An ALPM package and PKGBUILD parser in Python
Xyne's contributions to the Arch Linux community

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