OpenGrid Contributing Guide
We think open source is great because we can work with you to add new features and fix bugs in the system. There are a number of ways you can contribute to the project, such as:
- Add or clarify the language in the documentation (e.g.,
- Fix a bug listed on the issue tracker
- Write a unit test
- Add a new feature that is discussed on the developer documentation
If you're interested in contributing to the project, below are the guidelines for developers.
Creating a pull request
Below are the guidelines on submitting code to this project and some of the criteria we will use before accepting a pull request:
- Discuss major changes with development team If you hope to add a new feature or make a significant change, please discuss it with the development team on the issue tracker or forum. If you start working on a new feature, please open a new issue that describes the work you will complete. This will help avoiding duplicating work, creating technical conflicts, and help your work to be included in the project.
- Sign a contributor license agreement Before we accept any pull request, you must sign a contributor license agreement (CLA). If you'd like to discuss the CLA language, please visit its repository.
- Write unit tests for new functions New features or functions should be accompanied by unit tests that must work on Travis CI (Ubuntu) and AppVeyor (Windows).
- Ensure code conforms to the project coding standards
- Update or add new documentation Likewise, these changes should also have documentation to reflect that. Please update the documentation found in the
The development team will review pull requests, looking at the following criteria:
- Does the pull request fit within the goal of the project and fit in the roadmap?
- Does it pass all new and existing unit tests (e.g., TravisCI and AppVeyor)?
- Is the code coverage similar or higher than before (e.g., Coveralls.io)?
- Have the changes been documented in the documentation?
- Does the code introduce any security vulernability?
- Was the CLA signed by the contributor?
Submitting a pull request
When you are ready to submit a pull request, please following these instructions:
Use the current
devbranch as the code base for any improvements
git checkout dev
Incorporate your changes into the code. Remember to follow the coding guidelines, add new unit tests, and documentation
Create logical commits that describe the work that was completed. Reference issues in the commit messages as appropriate.
Build your changes locally to ensure all tests pass:
Push your branch to GitHub
git push origin my-fix-branch
In GitHub, send a pull request to
opengrid:dev. Please add a descriptive title and description of the changes. Please reference issues or prior conversations, if applicable.
Interact with the development team as questions and conversation arises.