Contributing to Mozilla Pontoon

Pontoon is an interesting project from Mozilla , I have done a blog for how to install and what you can use it for .

Since its an open source project , the source code is available via GitHub :

As a contributor you can help in make this product better by one of the following :

1- contribute as a localizer/translator .

2- contribute in fixing bugs .


To contrubite as a localizer , you can follow this link :

Create an account and you will be able to suggest strings to projects .

you can see the completion level and how important “priority level” of the project by visiting this :

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The other way you can contribute to Pontoon by fixing bugs , and the list of bugs are available in bugzilla and you check it out from here :


you will have to contact the admins of the project to assign you to the bug and they will help you out with it , the team very helpful and cooperating  (Thank you Matjaz!) .

The screenshot below to shows the bug i have worked on :

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After that ensure that you clone the project from GitHub , and ensure you follow the contribution guideline you can find all the information here :

few things to keep in mind :

1- Create a branch for the bug that you are working on in your local repo .

2- run the testing locally since once you do pull request the code will be checked via

3- Pontoon is written in Python , so you should be familiar with Python and Django framework.

I do following these steps in order to test my code :

1- ensure you are running the virtual environment which is :

virtualenv venv
source ./venv/bin/activate

this is mentioned once you run pontoon in your local server and you can read more about this in the installation page for Pontoon .

2- run pylama  command which will check for the code conventions .

pylama pontoon

once you do pull request and your branch for the bug passes the testing , and the code satisfy admin , your code will be merged . You may receive comments to change certain things in the code by the admin before they merge your code .

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Its very interesting experience , and actually you will be enjoying working on it .



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