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There are many ways in which you can contribute to Kivy. Code patches are just one thing amongst others that you can submit to help the project. We also welcome feedback, bug reports, feature requests, documentation improvements, advertisement & advocating, testing, graphics contributions and many different things. Just talk to us if you want to help, and we will help you help us.


This is by far the easiest way to contribute something. If you're using Kivy for your own project, don't hesitate sharing. It doesn't have to be a high-class enterprise app, obviously. It's just incredibly motivating to know that people use the things you develop and what it enables them to do. If you have something that you would like to tell us, please don't hesitate. Screenshots and videos are also very welcome! We're also interested in the problems you had when getting started. Please feel encouraged to report any obstacles you encountered such as missing documentation, misleading directions or similar. We are perfectionists, so even if it's just a typo, let us know.

Reporting an Issue

If you found anything wrong, a crash, segfault, missing documentation, invalid spelling, weird example, please take 2 minutes to report the issue. following the guide lines mentioned here

Code Contributions

Code contributions (patches, new features) are the most obvious way to help with the project's development. Since this is so common we ask you to follow our workflow to most efficiently work with us. Adhering to our workflow ensures that your contribution won't be forgotten or lost. Also, your name will always be associated with the change you made, which basically means eternal fame in our code history (you can opt-out if you don't want that).

Documentation Contributions

Documentation contributions generally follow the same workflow as code contributions, just a bit more lax. We don't ask you to go through all the hassle just to correct a single typo. For more complex contributions, please consider following the suggested workflow though.

Unit tests contributions

For testing team, we have the document contribute-unittest that explains how Kivy unit test are working and how you can create your own. Use the same approach as the Code Workflow to submit new tests.