Providing and asking for help

Posted on 2015-01-07 by kivutar, floreal

Hello everyone! Here is the first article in 2015. I’ve been wanting to write about this subject for a little while, it is about help. When you ask for help on one hand and when you want provide help on another.

Getting Help

First of all, know that we like to help people because we want Lakka to be spread around the world. We want it to be as easy to use as possible, meaning the least amount of problems possible for the end user.

You have several ways to get help:

For IRC, please keep in mind that most of our developers live in Western Europe time zone. You also need to know that we are always online, but we might be AFK when
you message us. We will see your message, and we will answer with as little a delay. Please don’t logout before getting a reply. This is quite frustrating, so if you can’t stay online on IRC, please send us an e-mail, and quote yourself in it. We don’t like believing we couldn’t help you because of a matter of timing. Last, don’t ask if you can ask a question, just ask it.

Providing Help

There are several way to help, depending on your knowledge. If you know C, embedded systems, or Cross-compiling, it may be easy to you to contribute to Lakka source code repository.

If you have a non-mainstream game controller and notice it does not work. You may contribute to joypad-autoconfig repository.

If you notice any bug you can also report it on our issue tracker.

Last, if you want a new feature, before implementing it come and discuss it with us, we can help you bootstrap the project to make your contribution easier.

Feature we want and we’d get faster if we got help

Here is our todo and design list:

Development news

We’ve been working hard this last month. Here are the news:

So what’s missing before the release?