Getting Involved: Revision 17
^ Hacking on Perl 6
^^ Hacking on the VM (Parrot)
See the "Official Parrot Wiki"<http://www.perlfoundation.org/parrot> section on "Contributing to parrot".
^^ Hacking on the Compiler and Related Tasks
If you haven't already, [Download Perl 6] to prepare. The "Perl 6 Community Development Server"<http://feather.perl6.nl/> provides free accounts for Perl 6 development.
^^^ Reading Material for Pugs Hackers
Besides these links, the Pugs distribution also provides README, `READTHEM` and `READTOO`.
* "Pugs Apocryphon 1"<http://svn.perl.org/perl6/pugs/trunk/docs/01Overview.html> Overview of the Pugs project.
* "Doing Pugs-related development"<http://svn.openfoundry.org/pugs/docs/getting_started>.
* "A Peek Into Pugs Internals"<http://perlcabal.org/%7Egaal/peek/start.html>
* "German language notes about compiling Pugs"<http://dresden-pm.org/cgi-bin/twiki/view/PM/PugsFirstBlood>
^^^ General Perl 6 Tasks
A running list of tasks to work in kept in the repo at "TASKS"<http://svn.pugscode.org/pugs/project_planning/TASKS>. It's a catch-all list. Something on it is bound to match your skill set!
A specific test to help with is [Smart Linking].
^^^ Perl 6 Tasks for Perl 6 programmers
[Preludification Candidates] discusses parts of Perl 6 that can be written in Perl 6.
There's also plenty to do related to the test suite, which is written in Perl 6. The *most urgent need now* is [test suite refactoring].
See "t/TASKS"<http://svn.openfoundry.org/pugs/t/TASKS> for other work to do there.
You might also be interested to "Start Your Own Perl 6 Module"[How to Start a Perl 6 module project], or work one of the existing ones. (You might also want to check out [CPAN6].)
^^^ Hacking the Perl 6 docs
In general, offical docs are stored in `docs/Perl6` and `docs/Pugs` in POD format, and they are fair game to improve directly. The exception is most of the documents in `docs/Perl6/Spec` which is the official Perl 6 specification. Improvements to the official spec should be suggested to the "perl6-language list"[Mail Lists, IRC, Archives].
* The "README"<http://svn.perl.org/perl6/pugs/trunk/docs/README> for would-be Pugs documentation contributors
* "The evil plan"<http://svn.perl.org/perl6/pugs/trunk/docs/notes/docs_evil_plan.txt>. This mentions many things you can do to help out with docs, although it is a bit dated.
* A current task that needs help with filling out the "Spec for IPC, IO and Signals"<http://svn.openfoundry.org/pugs/docs/Perl6/Spec/IO.pod>. As a starting point, a lot of functions could just use the official Perl 5 docs copy/pasted in.
* "Perl 6 Tables"<http://www.perlfoundation.org/perl6/index.cgi?perl_table> All in one Tutorial, linked and indexed. (English version just started.) It always needs help: write chapters, updates, fix typos.
* A central place for relevant introductions, tutorials, specifications is the Perl6::Doc Module, which also installs the p6doc commandline viewer; expect to see more content here in the near future.: