If you want to know what you can do to start or help Dolibarr development, read instead chapter [[Developer_FAQ#How_to_be_an_official_developer]]. If you already read it and want to distribute a patch, this chapter is for you.
* '''With a CVS write access '''
For the moment, CVS write access are restricted (number of commits is already active). If you have this access, you can use it, but if and only if you use it to commit changes you are granted to with your developer grade (See [[Developer FAQ#How to be an official developer]] for information on different grades).
If you don't have CVS access (your grade must be [[Developer FAQ#Soldier|Soldier]] or [[Developer FAQ#Fighter|Fighter]]), it is necessary to follow the following steps...
* '''With no CVS write access'''
With no write CVS access (with no savannah developer account), it is necessary to generate and send by mail a patch file to the developer mailing-list '''dolibarr-dev'''. This is how to generate a patch file: