As a first step, please verify that nobody else has already put in the same request. Search the bug tracker by using
A web search might also get you there.
If you find an existing ticket about your request, then it has already been reported. This is a good thing. Adding a comment probably won't change anything and only add noise. Instead, you can vote on the ticket by clicking the "up" arrow at the top of the page.
If you don't find an existing ticket about your request, then it's time to file one! :)
Composing a new request ticket
Creating request tickets is relatively straightforward. However, it's a good idea to consider a few things before making a request
- How exactly will what you're requesting work?
- Will your request, if fulfilled, have any detrimental effects on Adium?
- Are you requesting something needed by a large number of Adium users?
- Have you checked for a new AdiumBeta and verified that your feature has not already been added?
Unfortunately, we don't have time to fulfill every request, so please don't take it personally if your request is declined or goes unanswered. We try to prioritize requests such that those which influence a large number of users take top priority. The amount of time and work required to implement a request is also factored into its priority.
Creating the ticket
In order to create and modify tickets you need an Adium Trac account (Trac is the bug tracking system we are using here). Creating an account is a one-step process, and no personal information is required. If you choose to list your email address, it will never be added to any list or sold to any party for any reason whatsoever, and you will automatically receive emails when changes are made to tickets which you create or modify. It will not be publicly viewable, so we recommend including it when registering. Click register to create your account. Then, click New Ticket at the top of the page.
If you already have an account, login, then click New Ticket at the top of the page.
Note: Be sure to select 'Enhancement' as the Type when submitting a request for a new feature.