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This wiki page helps in organizing the development of Sage. Information and links to Sage development should be organized under "devel/". For answers to commonly asked questions, see the FAQ.
Note: The trac server contains patches awaiting review. Michael Abshoff wrote a set of general guidelines for using the trac server. See also the Developers' Guide for further information on using the trac patch server.
Each release cycle of Sage is managed by at least one release manager. For example, a release manager produces the various alpha and rc releases for the sage-x.y.z release cycle. Release management is a complex task. The release management page contains a rough set of guidelines for Sage release management. If you want to help out with release management, please subscribe to the sage-release mailing list.
Much of the Sage library is written in Python. Some performance critical parts of the Sage library is written in Cython. Information is available to help beginners on developing the Sage library. Also consult the list of Python and Cython resources for beginner to advanced information on the Python and Cython languages. You can also do functional programming with Python and Sage. You should avoid as much as possible using non-ASCII characters in a source file. See this page for information on avoiding non-ASCII characters in source files. However, there are also cases in which you need put such characters in a source file. That page also has tips on specifying the character encoding of a source file. The page on docstring documentation contains information on the format (ReSTructured text) used in the docstrings of functions, classes, methods and modules. The page also includes special Sage doctest conventions. Before updating the copyright notices in the Sage library, read the page on copyright notices for a list of files to update as well.
If you have an account on the Sage cluster, ensure that you read the Sage cluster guidelines on using computer resources on the Sage cluster.