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Contributing Guide

You will need:

  • Node.js/io.js & npm
  • Bower
  • Gulp

Getting started

  1. Fork the project
  2. Clone your forked project by running git clone git@github.com:{ YOUR_USERNAME }/tether.git
  3. Run npm install to install both node modules and bower components
  4. Test that you can build the source by moving/renaming the existing dist directory and running npm run build
  5. Assuming everything went well, you should now have a dist directory that matches the one you moved in step 4

Writing code!

We use gulp to facilitate things like transpilation, minification, etc. so can you focus on writing relevant code. If there is a fix or feature you would like to contribute, we ask that you take the following steps:

  1. Most of the editable code lives in the src directory while built code will end up in the dist directory upon running npm run build.

  2. Depending on how big your changes are, bump the version numbers appropriately in bower.json and package.json. We try to follow semver, so a good rule of thumb for how to bump the version is:

    • A fix to existing code, perform a patch bump e.g. x.x.0 -> x.x.1
    • New feature, perform a minor bump e.g. x.0.x -> x.1.x
    • Breaking changes such a rewrite, perform a major bump e.g. 1.x.x -> 2.x.x

    Versioning is hard, so just use good judgement and we'll be more than happy to help out.

    NOTE: There is a gulp task that will automate some of the versioning. You can run gulp version:{type} where type is patch|minor|major to update both bower.json and package.json as well as add the appropriate git tag.

  3. Provide a thoughtful commit message and push your changes to your fork using git push origin master (assuming your forked project is using origin for the remote name and you are on the master branch).

  4. Open a Pull Request on GitHub with a description of your changes.

Testing

Work in progress. We are hoping to add some tests, so if you would like to help us get started, feel free to contact us through the Issues or open a Pull Request.