Getting started as a tester

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# Download the latest beta release of the software [http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=7118 here].
# Download the latest beta release of the software [http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=7118 here].
# Test! Do everything you can think of to break the application, or just use it the way you plan on using it, and let us know what fails.
# Test! Do everything you can think of to break the application, or just use it the way you plan on using it, and let us know what fails.
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# When there's a bug, tell us; to learn how, see [[reporting bugs]].
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# When there's a bug, tell us; to learn how, see [[reporting bugs]], respecting the rules on [[Handling trackers]].
# You'll find things that you want the software to do that it doesn't do. Those aren't necessarily bugs. You can ask for new features, [http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?group_id=7118&atid=357118 here].
# You'll find things that you want the software to do that it doesn't do. Those aren't necessarily bugs. You can ask for new features, [http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?group_id=7118&atid=357118 here].
# If you are interested in helping with more advanced testing, by writing test scripts, please let us know in the [http://sourceforge.net/forum/forum.php?forum_id=22101 Open Discussion Forum] and someone will contact you about it.
# If you are interested in helping with more advanced testing, by writing test scripts, please let us know in the [http://sourceforge.net/forum/forum.php?forum_id=22101 Open Discussion Forum] and someone will contact you about it.
# Reap the rewards by having better software to work with.
# Reap the rewards by having better software to work with.
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== Going further ''<<Proposal>>'' ==
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Once you've gained some maturity, you can help even more by going this path:
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# improve the [http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?atid=107118&group_id=7118&func=browse bugs reported] by "normal" users, making sure that they comply to the [[Handling trackers|rules]] and that they contain a clear way to reproduce the bug.
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# debug the bug and find out where the bug happens in the code, it helps the developers to fix it quickly.
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# suggest yourself the required corrections and transform the bug into a [[http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?group_id=7118&atid=307118 patch]] for the developers to integrate into the FreeMind code.
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# become yourself a [[Getting started as a developer|developer]]!
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In order to do the above tasks, you'll need additional rights that you should request from one of the Project Admins listed on [http://sourceforge.net/projects/freemind FreeMind's SF page].
==See also==
==See also==
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* [[Handling trackers]]
* [[Reporting bugs]]
* [[Reporting bugs]]
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