I would like to help with FreeRIDE. Probably could help most in 
Documentation (to start).
Will write more about myself when I see this make it to the mailing list... 
(it's my third try...)

"Laurent Julliard" <Laurent.Julliard / xrce.xerox.com> wrote in message 
news:422315F5.1070308 / xrce.xerox.com...
> All,
>
> Since its inception in September 2001, FreeRIDE, the 100% Ruby IDE,
> has made a lot of progress (http://freeride.rubyforge.org). The
> current version has quite a large number features and, above all, the
> underlying plugin architecture (FreeBASE databus) has proven to be
> stable and perfectly suited for this type of application.
>
> As of today, Curt Hibbs and I are the only active project members with
> Curt focusing on the delivery of the Windows installer and myself on
> the software development activities. FreeRIDE has reached a point
> where it has plenty of nice features that makes it appealing but it
> also has weaknesses that can be (really) annoying.
>
> Most notably we are looking for help in the following areas:
>
> - Documentation: FreeRIDE has a user guide but it is quite outdated. I
> have just started revamping it but I definitely need help in this
> area. It's not a big thing as FreeRIDE is quite easy to use. In a
> second step the user guide needs a better integration in FreeRIDE.
> This means deciding on a format that is suitable for online publishing
> and viewing within the FOX framework.
>
> - Windows platform: this is where the most urgent need is. I am mostly
> a Linux developer and although I'm doing some testing on Win XP
> (through VMware), FreeRIDE is less stable on
> Windows than on Linux. For instance we need to improve the debugger,
> the script runner by making a batter use of the Windows Operating
> system capabilities, removing slowness in some places... Win2K
> and Win XP are the target platforms.
>
> - MacOSX platform: there has been some attempt lately to deliver a
> FreeRIDE installer for MacOSX but I need an active person in the core
> team responsible for driving the MacOSX community and organizing the
> work and/or building the MacOSX installer like Curt does for Windows
> and I do for Linux.
>
> - Testing, testing, testing...: testers are
> badly needed. By testers I mean people that use FreeRIDE but are also
> willing to identify the root cause of a bug and fix it. I use FreeRIDE
> myself for FreeRIDE development but I tend to always do the same
> operations which is not o good way of testing.
>
> If you are interested in helping us then drop me a mail telling me
> where you want to contribute and subscribe to the FreeRIDE developers
> mailing list (see http://rubyforge.org/mail/?group_id=31). Working on
> FreeRIDE is a lot of fun and it is extremelly rewarding because as a
> Ruby developer you'll be improving a tool that makes Ruby programming
> even  more fun.
>
> Thanks for all your help!
>
> Laurent Julliard