The Mythbuntu community consist of individuals, working on all different aspects of the distribution while helping to promote Mythbuntu to a wider audience. There are various ways in which you can contribute.

Everyone has different strengths and passions. Whether you are the kind of person that loves to get down and dirty with debugging problems, work on development, artwork, documentation, or even to help others fix their own problems, there is definitely room for you. The more people who get involved, the more vibrant the community becomes and stands out above the competition.

No matter what your skill level is, you can help contribute, and there are people who can mentor you along the way.

Bug Triage

Help make Mythbuntu even better by working with bug reports to ensure they're complete, understandable and if possible, reproducible. Anyone can help!

Visit the bug squad pages for more information.


The Mythbuntu team works closely with all of the relevant package maintainers in Ubuntu to make sure that our changes, customizations, and enhancements are included within Ubuntu for other users, teams, and projects to take advantage of. Also, all scripts used for our build process are GPL licensed and available to anyone interested.

Visit the development pages for more information on how to get involved.


You can test pre-release versions of Mythbuntu to help identify important bugs before major releases. Releases happen every 6 months, so early testing is critical!

Visit the testing pages to learn how you can help test.


The official documentation source is the MythTV wiki. Feel free to modify and improve upon it. If you would like to contribute a guide feel free to post it over at When creating a guide, don't forget to tag it 'Mythbuntu' and 'MythTV'. Also, when creating a guide over there don't forget to make it Question:Answer(Guide). The guide needs to be the answer. For the question, it should be whatever the guide is trying to answer/accomplish.


Put your creativity to best use by improving the look and feel of Mythbuntu. Help design graphics, backgrounds, or themes for the next release.

The design pages have more information.

Provide Support

Share your technical know-how with other users by joining discussion lists, IRC (chat), and responding to users requests for help in forums.

The different venues to help out are listed on the support pages.

Provide Mirroring

Provide bandwidth and shared internet space for keeping new releases and daily builds.

Please visit the mirroring information page for information regarding providing a mirror.