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<link rel="maintainer" href="mailto:kairo@kairo.at" title="Robert Kaiser">
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<h1>SeaMonkey Development Resources</h1>
<p>
The SeaMonkey Project is constantly in need of developers, testers, marketers
and other contributors to our success.
If you want to help, you can find some resources here.
</p>

<ul class="toc">
<li><a href="#development">Code Development</a></li>
<li><a href="#testing">Testing</a></li>
<li><a href="#marketing">Marketing And Other Contributions</a></li>
</ul>

<p>Our <a href="get-involved">Getting Involved with SeaMonkey</a>
page is another good entry point to helping out our project, as well as the
<a href="http://wiki.mozilla.org/SeaMonkey:Home_Page">SeaMonkey pages on the
Mozilla wiki</a>.
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<h2 id="development">Code Development</h2>

<p>
As we're part of the
<a href="http://www.mozilla.org/">Mozilla</a> project, most of the
<a href="http://www.mozilla.org/developer/">mozilla.org developer pages</a>
also apply to SeaMonkey.
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<p>
The SeaMonkey project and source code is divided into several areas, we have
a <a href="project-areas">list of SeaMonkey project areas</a> available that
also contains people ("owners" and "peers") responsible for those.
</p>

<p>
If you have already submitted patches to Bugzilla, you might be interested in
our <a href="review-and-flags">review and flag policies</a> that apply to such
patches.
</p>

<p>
The Mozilla tinderbox service also has information on the
<a href="http://tinderbox.mozilla.org/showbuilds.cgi?tree=SeaMonkey">current
tree status</a> 24 hours a day.
</p>

<h2 id="testing">Testing</h2>

<p>
Testing our code is a very major and important task in every software project,
and the good thing is that anyone can participate in that by downloading
<a href="http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/seamonkey/nightly/">"Nightly"
builds</a>, using them and
<a href="http://developer.mozilla.org/en/docs/Bug_writing_guidelines">reporting
bugs</a>.
</p>

<p>
"Nightly" builds are version of our software that are made every night from the
most current source code, the most experimental and dynamically changed
versions are from the so-called "trunk" of the development tree, available as
<a href="http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/seamonkey/nightly/latest-trunk/">latest-trunk
nightly builds</a>. Those are the versions that need the highest amount of
testing, often contain exciting new features but also can easily crash or
destroy any of your data (some people claim they can also eat children or make
your kitchen go up in flames, but we have no actual evidence of such things
actually happening - yet).
<br>To cut things short, we're happy about everyone testing those builds, but
be very careful and keep backups of your data if you do so, as some of the
code you're testing might not have been tested at all before.
</p>

<p>
Our <a href="get-involved">Getting Involved</a> page, the Mozilla wiki on
<a href="http://wiki.mozilla.org/SeaMonkey:QA">SeaMonkey QA</a> (Quality
Assurance) and the MDC (Mozilla Developer Center)
<a href="http://developer.mozilla.org/en/docs/QA">QA section</a> offer some
good additional info about testing and helping us improve our software quality
through that.
</p>

<h2 id="marketing">Marketing And Other Contributions</h2>

<p>
Even as a normal user of stable SeaMonkey versions, you can help the project a
lot by spreading the word and telling all your fellow friends, web developers
and other people around you about our great software.
</p>

<p>
You can use our <a href="artwork">logo &amp; artwork</a> for pointing other
people to SeaMonkey, as that is explicitely allowed by our
<a href="trademark">SeaMonkey trademark policy</a>.
</p>

<p>
The merchandise available from the
<a href="http://www.cafepress.com/SeaMonkeySuite">SeaMonkey shop</a> can also
help you in spreading the word.
</p>

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