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Getting Involved in the Archiva Project

Archiva is an open source project and relies heavily on an active community. If you need help, you should look to the community. Equally, please look for ways that you may contribute back.

This page provides some pointers for receiving help and contributing to the Archiva community.

Getting Help

There are a number of ways to find help if you have an issue.

  • Read the documentation
    Read the user and administration documentation.
  • Search the Wiki
    Search the Archiva Wiki. Lots of useful information has been contributed by users here.
  • Submit an issue
    Search the Jira issue tracking system. The problem you are experiencing may be a known issue and others may have suggested work-arounds. If the issue is new, you should consider submitting a report.
  • Search the mailing lists
    Search the mailing lists. Look here for a list of Archiva mailing lists. If you cannot find everything you need, ask a question on the appropriate list.

More Information

If you are new to Archiva (or Maven), there are a number of helpful resources on the Maven website which provide step-by-step guides to getting help, useful information regarding etiquette, and lots of other resources.

Check out:

How to Contribute

As with any open source project, there are several ways you can help:

  • Join a mailing list
    Join a mailing list and answer other user's questions. You can also meet up with developers and users on #archiva on
  • Fix bugs
    Report bugs, feature requests and other issues in the Jira issue tracking system. Also, read up on how we do things in Archiva.
  • Build it
    Check out the source code and build Archiva for yourself. Fix bugs and submit patches for reported issues (both those you find, or that others have filed).
  • Write documentation
    Help with the documentation by pointing out areas that are lacking or unclear, and if you are so inclined, submitting patches to correct it. You can quickly contribute rough thoughts to the wiki, or you can volunteer to help collate and organise information that is already there.
  • Contribute Patches You can attache source patches to our JIRA. Or contribute using github pull requests our github source mirror is available here

Your participation in the community is much appreciated!

More Information

If you are new to Archiva (or Maven), there are a number of helpful resources on the Maven website regarding contribution back to the community.

Check out: