Before Your Start
There are a few things you should do before you start hacking:
Download and install the SDK from http://developer.ubuntu.com - you should also run through the tutorial to get acquainted with the technology.
Sign the Contributor Agreement - email firstname.lastname@example.org for details - we need to ask folks to sign this as many carriers and handset manufacturers require specific license agreements, and this allows us to dual-license the code between both a a fully Free Software license and a license that might be required for a handset manufacturer or operator.
Here is how you get started. If you have any questions, feel free to email Kevin Wright
Join The Mailing List
You should first join the ubuntu-phone mailing list. To do this, head over to https://launchpad.net/~ubuntu-phone and join the list. You can see the list archives at https://lists.launchpad.net/ubuntu-phone/
When sending emails to the list, please put app name from the Launchpad project in square brackets in your subject line. As an example, for the Calendar app:
[ubuntu-calendar-app] My subject title
This helps us to filter the list better.
Getting The Code
To get the code, go to the wiki page for the app you are interested in and click the Launchpad Project link. You can then see how to branch the code.
For example, for the calendar you run:
bzr branch lp:ubuntu-calendar-app
coordinate features in meetings and on the list
use blueprints to track this work
find the bugs list
assign the bug to you
fix the bug and submit as a merge proposal
Contributing Your Branch
how to upload the branch to LP and then submit a merge proposal
For the Project Team
how to review someone elses branch
how to manage bug reports and get them ready for developers