To checkout the code you can use one of the following examples:
git clone https://github.com/phpmyadmin/phpmyadmin.git
The easiest way to contribute is to fork our code on github and initiate a pull request once you are done with some feature/bugfix. Please keep your changes as small as possible; do not include unrelated changes like formatting, whitespace and new line characters.
Our developers will then merge your code or will guide you through improving the patch. The patch will be of course committed under your name and mail, so that you receive appropriate credits. Generally after merging several good patches you will be offered write access to our repository.
If you are looking for some simple task where you can start, check out newbie tagged issues in our tracker where you can find issues which might be good starting point for you.
Standards should be obeyed in all cases when possible. Generated content should be valid XHTML 1.0 and CSS. PHP code should match PEAR Coding Standards and documented using phpDocumentator. More information about coding is available on our wiki.
More documentation for developers can be found in the following places:
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