If you wish to become involved in the development of Recoll, you are very much welcome, please send me an email.


More translations is good ! If you are a non-english speaker (and understand english, which can probably be assumed, you being reading this), you can take a little time to translate the GUI messages file.

The newest versions of the message files follow can be found in this directory. There is an empty one (the xx one), the others are partially translated, just needing an update for the new messages.

Updating the files can easily be done with the Qt Linguist. Contact me for more directions if needed.


The Recoll source repository is on Bitbucket. Using Mercurial, you're 2 commands away from cloning it and hacking away.

Apart from the many tasks inside the issue tracking system, these are the general areas where help or ideas are particularly welcome:

Problem reporting

Once in a while it will happen that a Recoll program will crash (either the "recoll" graphical interface or the "recollindex" command line indexing command).

Reporting crashes is very useful. It can help others, and it can get your own problem to be solved.

You will find help and information about producing a useful problem report on this Recoll wiki page.