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Jellyfin Issues Call for Developers

Jellyfin, an open-source media streaming server, has issued a call for developers to join their project and help make it better. As an explicitly anti-commercial platform, Jellyfin relies on a team of volunteers who contribute their time and skills to improve the server, the web interface, and clients. However, the team is currently under strain, with a small core contributor base and a lack of new developers joining the project.

One of the biggest complaints about Jellyfin is the lack of client support and the rough edges in its interface. The team acknowledges these concerns and wants to address them. They are seeking volunteers who can help make the code better, write new code, improve documentation, and contribute to the overall development of the project. They are particularly interested in finding developers, writers, UI/UX designers, non-English language speakers, and enthusiastic individuals who are willing to help.

Jellyfin provides resources and support for new contributors, including active chat channels and forums where the team is available to assist. They emphasize that every contribution, no matter how small, can make a difference in improving the software. They also have an official process for individuals to join the team after proving themselves through quality contributions and a willingness to participate.

The goal of Jellyfin is to address user concerns, limitations, and bugs, and to create the best streaming server possible, free for everyone forever. By joining the project, developers have the opportunity to help shape the future of Jellyfin and make media streaming accessible to a wider audience.

Jellyfin calls on the wider community to support their project and contribute their skills and ideas to help make Jellyfin better. Whether you are a developer, writer, designer, or simply an enthusiast, your help is needed to push the project forward and turn Jellyfin into the ultimate streaming server.