How To Contribute And Get Help¶
If you cannot find what you are looking for in the documentation, here’s where to go next:
The Discussions forums are great for getting help, starting longer-form discussions, showing off your work or get some input on what you are working on. This is also the place to follow Evennia development.
The Discord server has a very helpful
#getting-helpchannel for both big and small Evennia problems. It allows for more direct discussion. You can also track both the evennia code changes and the discussion forum from discord.
In general, being active and helpful in the discssion forums or discord chat is already a big help!
If you want to spread the word, consider writing about Evennia on your blog or in your favorite (relevant) forum. Write a review somewhere (good or bad, we like feedback either way). Rate it on listings. Talk about it to your friends … that kind of thing.
Help with Documentation¶
Evennia is highly dependent on good-quality documentation!
Reporting a Documentation issue is the easiest way to help out. The more eyes we get on things, the better - if we don’t know about the problems, we can’t fix them! Even reporting typos is a great help.
Contributing directly to the docs is also possible; you just need a text editor. You can fix issues or even propose a new tutorial!
Helping with code¶
Even if you don’t feel confident with tackling a bug or feature, just correcting typos, adjusting formatting or simply using the thing and reporting when stuff doesn’t make sense helps us a lot!
Reporting a code issue or bug is the easiest way to help out. Don’t assume we are aware of a problem - if it’s not written down in an issue, the problem will most likely be forgotten. Do this even if you plan to make a Pull Request and fix the issue yourself.
Make a feature request if you want to see a new Evennia feature. You can also bring it up with the community first so you are sure it’s something that would be interesting to be included with Evennia core.
Make a Pull Request (PR) to fix bugs or new features. Make sure to follow the Evennia Code-Style guide.
The Guide for making an Evennia contrib outlines how you do to make your own Evennia contrib to distribute with Evennia.
Helping with Donations¶
Evennia is a free and open-source project. Any monetary donations you want to offer are completely voluntary. While highly appreciated, we don’t expect you to donate and don’t hide any secret features behind a donation-paywall. Just see it as a way of showing appreciation by dropping a few coins in the cup.
Become an Evennia patron which donates a (usually small) sum every month to show continued support.
Make a one-time donation if a monthly donation is not your thing. This is a PayPal link but you don’t need PayPal yourself to use it.