I've asked for a good, simple explanation on how to install and setup Git for contributing to phpBB about 1,5 years ago. Still, there isn't anything better that https://wiki.phpbb.com/GitTapping into the MOD community is an excellent idea...except that most of those in the MOD community that know how to work git or care to learn are already involved but there are countless others that just don't have the time or don't want to bother learning to use git. Even attaching a patch to a tracker ticket seems like an impossibility for some even though we have instructions on how to do it.
But that starts with the "basics" that aren't understandable for a mere Windows user.
It was promised back than that some basic guide should be written and made easily foundable, but still noting.
However, I managed to git clone phpBB in Netbeans, enabling me to see the files. After cloning, I wanted to install it, simply pointing my browser to localhost/phpbb3/phpBB. Bummer.
Code: Select all
Fatal error: You have not set up composer dependencies. See http://getcomposer.org/. in C:\wamp\www\phpbb3\phpBB\includes\startup.php on line 176
Disappointed again, I give up trying to contribute for about the tenth time in 5 years. It's made too hard for a simple community member to contribute.
So again I ask: make a simple HOWTO for people how they must setup a project to work on, submit patches, etc. Only then will development really open up and thus speed up. Other open source project can, so why can't phpBB?