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I think the question is clear enough. One thing though, I'm interested in the programming part not something else.

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up vote 8 down vote accepted

You'll find this 'How To Fix a bug' wiki page quite useful. It mentions about how to generate a patch or a branch merge with the fix.

Programming skills required depend on the application or the bug you are working on. If the bug is just a simple wording change you don't require much programming knowledge, just patience for Finding the line. ;)

I'd suggest you first have a look at the list of bugs, when you find something interesting, it will give you a better idea of what is required to fix that bug.

While working on a bug, make sure you mark the bug as In-Progress, as mentioned in the papercuts wiki.

If you have any questions while working on a bug, feel free to ask on the Papercuts Ninja mailing list.

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