I don’t know if this is the wrong sub-forum, but i’m a computer engineering student and I have an interest in developing software for audio applications. Maybe I’m looking in the wrong place but I figured the most valuable place to try and make a contribution would be here.
If help is needed, where should I start looking to pick up on what needs to be done and the necessary documentation to support the development of whatever it may be?
Click on the “development” tab at the top of the page, which takes you to
http://ardour.org/development - that should lead you to answers to all your questions.
Don’t expect any of it to be easy. I spend all day writing code in C and I wouldn’t dare touch any of Ardour’s code! (which is C++, by the way, not at all the same thing as C when used properly)
Your best bet is to go to the Mantis Issue Tracker, pick a bug/feature and start working on it, submit a patch to the issue when you are complete. Rinse/Repeat:)
Being on IRC to ask and answer questions isn’t a bad idea either while you are doing this.