The Proxmox VE project has a warm, welcoming community made up of thousands of people around the world. There are lots of ways for you to get involved. The invaluable contributions of Proxmox community members range for example from providing help and advice in the community forum, writing documentation, translations, testing new versions, or developing code.
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If you want to start contributing to Proxmox Virtual Environment but don’t know where to start, here is a list with some common tasks:
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Around Proxmox there is a friendly community with a lot of active members in the public community forum. There you can get help, improve your skills, find announcements, or support other users and share your technical knowledge. The forum is a great place to meet other aficionados, developers, users, or make friends.
The mailing lists are a fast way to communicate with the Proxmox VE community via email.
Discussions, Support and Announcements (pve-user): The Proxmox VE user list is for public technical discussion on the project in general, questions, and for important announcements, etc.
Development (pve-devel): For development-related questions and for publishing code commits. The development mailing list is the primary communication channel for developers, discussing new features and implementation details. If you want to contribute code, this is the place to start.
By contributing code to the Proxmox VE project you will have the chance to make a difference. You will be able to learn a lot on coding, get to implement new features, kill bugs, and have a challenging and fun experience. And you will have the chance to collaborate with people from all over the world.
Find out more about how to become a Proxmox developer in our developer documentation
Take a look at the Proxmox VE roadmap for upcoming features.
Source code (Git)
The Proxmox VE source code is freely available via the public code repository (git). If you want to contribute code changes, we encourage you to do so after signing a contributor license agreement (for individual contributors or entities contributors).
Proxmox VE Bugzilla is our bug tracking system. We use it to track incoming bug reports. It is the place where to submit and review defects and file issues that you'll find in Proxmox VE (if you are unsure if it's really a bug, please first post your question on the mailing list or the forum).
Remember that the Proxmox VE Bugzilla is a bug tracking system - if you need technical assistance or support please use the support services (such as the Proxmox Customer Portal, for example).
Please always provide detailed information in your submission:
If you like writing, you can help in producing technical documentation to the Proxmox VE software. Whether it's by writing new articles or improving existing ones, contributions are always welcome. You can find more details on how to improve the documentation at Help writing documentation for the Proxmox VE project >
The Proxmox VE user interface is available in almost 19 languages other than English thanks to the support of some engaged community members. You can help with making translations for new languages, new features, or simply by improving incomplete or inconsistent translations you encounter in your language. If you want to help improve and make Proxmox VE available to users in your language, find more at Translating Proxmox VE >