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Introduction

Kodi uses Github for development only, i.e. for pull requests and the review of such code.
Do not open an issue on Github for your questions or bug reports.
Do not comment on a pull request unless you are involved in the testing of such or have something meaningful to contribute.
Not familiar with git? Start by looking at Github's collaborating pages.

Questions about Kodi?

To get your questions answered, please ask in the Kodi community forum's or on IRC: #kodi on freenode.net

Issue or bug reports and discussions

Issue or bug reports are created and reviewed at Kodi's bug tracker using the Kodi forum's username and password.

If you can, we encourage you to investigate the issue yourself and create a pull request for us to review.

For bug reports and related discussions, feature requests and all other support, please go to Kodi community forum's.

Pull Requests

Before creating a pull request, please read our general code guidelines that can be found at:

General guidelines for creating pull requests:
  • Create topic branches. Don't ask us to pull from your master branch.
  • One pull request per feature. If you want to do more than one thing, send multiple pull requests.
  • Send coherent history. Make sure each individual commit in your pull request is meaningful.
    If you had to make multiple intermediate commits while developing, please squash them before sending them to us.
    In the end before merging you may be asked to squash your commit even some more.
Please follow these guidelines; it's the best way to get your work included in the project!
  • Click here to fork Kodi project, and configure the remote:

    # Clone your fork of kodi's repo into the current directory in terminal
    git clone git@github.com:<your github username>/xbmc.git kodi
    # Navigate to the newly cloned directory
    cd kodi
    # Assign the original repo to a remote called "upstream"
    git remote add upstream https://github.com/xbmc/xbmc.git
  • If you cloned a while ago, get the latest changes from upstream:

    # Fetch upstream changes
    git fetch upstream
    # Make sure you are on your 'master' branch
    git checkout master
    # Merge upstream changes
    git merge upstream/master
  • Create a new topic branch to contain your feature, change, or fix:

    git checkout -b <topic-branch-name>
  • Commit your changes in logical chunks, or your pull request is unlikely to be merged into the main project.
    Use git's interactive rebase feature to tidy up your commits before making them public.

  • Push your topic branch up to your fork:

    git push origin <topic-branch-name>
  • Open a pull request with a clear title and description.