Help users

Report bugs

New appliances

Documentation

Typos, mistakes

New documentation

Test builds

Last updated
December 12, 2016

Contributors
David Bombal
Julien Duponchelle
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Last updated
December 12, 2016

Contributors
David Bombal
Julien Duponchelle
Edit this Article

Contribute to GNS3

The GNS3 community welcomes new contributors. Don’t be afraid to make mistakes - we are here to help.

Help users

The best way to initially contribute is to help other users on the GNS community:

https://gns3.com/community

Report bugs

The best way to report bugs is via the GNS3 community:

https://gns3.com/community

The forum is a good place to report issues because the whole community can help debug and propose workarounds.

If you know exactly what’s wrong, report the issue directly on Github:

http://github.com/GNS3/ 

New appliances

You can submit new a appliance template using the following link:

https://github.com/GNS3/gns3-registry

Look at samples here:

https://github.com/GNS3/gns3-registry/blob/master/appliances/microcore-linux.gns3a

NOTE An easier way to submit your new appliance is via a GitHub pull request.Code

You can find the GNS3 source code on http://github.com/GNS3/.

The GNS3 software is licensed via the GNU General Public License (GPLV3). GNS3 welcomes new code contributors. If you have an idea that you want to implement, don’t hesitate to open an issue (we will guide you if needed).

For the first step with the code read this documentation:

Development of GNS3

Documentation

Typos, mistakes

You can suggest changes on any documentation by clicking on the Edit this article button on each documentation.

This will open Google Doc where you can suggest your modifications:

New documentation

If you want to contribute to the documentation you can send emails to [email protected] with your suggested document. You can also send us a Google Docs document which will make the integration easier. Don’t worry about formatting - just use standard styles (Heading 1, Heading 2, Normal text).

Test builds

The GNS3 developers regularly post new alpha/beta/release candidates. You can find links to the builds pinned in the GNS3 forums. Please help us test the software.

 

If you want to test a nightly build, you can find them here:

https://sourceforge.net/projects/gns-3/files/Nightly%20Builds/

WARNING Be aware that these versions may not work and you could lose your data..