Announcing the GNOME Project Handbook

The GNOME Project Handbook is a new site which provides docs on how to participate in the GNOME project. It covers a wide range of topics, including issue management, accounts, release processes and development guidelines. Please see the handbook announcement blog post for more details.

The handbook aims to replace large parts of the wiki, which is planned for retirement. So, if you currently maintain pages on the wiki, now is a good time to start thinking about where to move them to. Likewise, if you maintain anything which links to the wiki, please update those links to point elsewhere (either to the handbook or an alternative resource). More information is available in the migration guide.


This is amazing! Thanks for all the contributors who put this together it was clearly a lot of work. Thank you! :heart::heart::heart:

This looks great - it’s like an amalgamation of much of what is/was spread around on the wiki, here, and various other places online.

That said, while it’s a great ‘overview’ on what GNOME is/does, the problem of how to actually become involved is something quite different. For anyone who has ever tried to become involved in GNOME (or any other FOSS project), the barrier(s) to entry can be quite daunting, and simply linking to various teams’ GitLab projects’ as though that will help people become involved in GNOME is a bit disingenuous to say the least.

The newcomers section of the wiki is being replaced by, does that seem more like what you’re thinking of? :slightly_smiling_face:

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