Contribute

Programmers

Artists

  • Hang around on the forums, and help with texture requests.
  • Team up and create a new game.

Everyone

How is Minetest developed?

The Process

Upstream repositories and official Windows packages are handled by the core team, consisting of a bunch of people who are much trusted to keep Minetest progressing in good condition. The core team is formed of people who have made great contributions to Minetest. Contributions are approved if two members of the core team agree on them.

The core team is best contacted on IRC at #minetest-dev @ chat.freenode.net.

For more information, take a look at all the rules regarding to development .

Project Structure

Minetest is distributed as an engine, combined with a couple of games. Upstream repositories can be found at https://github.com/minetest/.

  • The engine (core) is the base for everything. C++ is used for housekeeping and performance-critical stuff, Lua for extensible things.
  • Games define game content: nodes, entities, textures, meshes, sounds and custom behavior implemented in Lua. Games consist of mods that plug into the engine using the Modding API.

For more information see the terminology or engine structure developer wiki pages.

Reporting Issues

Where?

Different things related to Minetest are maintained by different people, contacted in different ways. Here you can find where to report issues, bugs and any other kinds of problems regarding to each “product”.

People are generally available on freenode IRC, the Minetest Forums, GitHub and/or via email.

Program People Responsible Source Issue Tracker
Minetest Engine Core developers Source Issues
Minetest Game Core developers Source Issues
Minetest Mapper Core developers Source Issues
Blender B3DExport Core developers Source Issues
Service People Responsible Source Issue Tracker
*.minetest.net DNS celeron55 n/a Contact celeron55. His approval is needed to host under minetest.net
www.minetest.net celeron55 Source Issues
forum.minetest.net celeron55 Theme Contact a moderator for concerns about content (Use "report this post" if possible)
wiki/dev.minetest.net celeron55 MediaWiki Ask for an account to edit or report issues on the forum
servers.minetest.net sfan5 Source Issues
content.minetest.net rubenwardy Source Issues
irc.minetest.net sfan5 Source Contact sfan5
Google Play nerzhul aka. nrzkt n/a Contact nerzhul

celeron55 (founder)

You can tip money to celeron55, to be mostly used for hosting of websites and overall maintenance effort on the project.

PayPal address: celeron55@gmail.com (Please note in the message that you're supporting Minetest in particular.)

Tip celeron55's Minetest efforts

Other

Your favourite server or modder might accept tips too; make sure to check those out.