Contributing to Portus
Moreover, check whether it has already been reported here. If this is the case, please:
- Read all the comments to confirm that it's the same issue you're having.
- Refrain from adding "same thing here" or "+1" comments. Just hit the "subscribe" button to get notifications for this issue.
- Add a comment only if you can provide helpful information that has not been provided in the discussion yet.
Check for assigned people
We are using Github Issues for submitting known issues (e.g. bugs, features, etc.). Some issues will have someone assigned, meaning that there's already someone that takes responsability for fixing said issue. This is not done to discourage contributions, rather to not step in the work that has already been done by the assignee. If you want to work on a known issue with someone already assigned to it, please consider contacting the assignee first (e.g. by mentioning the assignee in a new comment on the specific issue). This way you can contribute with ideas, or even with code if the assignee decides that you can step in.
If you plan to work on a non assigned issue, please add a comment on the issue to prevent duplicated work.
In Portus we are really committed to keep a thorough test suite. For this
reason, any new Pull Request always has to provide tests for the change
that is being made. The
spec directory is full of tests that might serve
as an example if you are not sure how to implement tests for your Pull Request.
Moreover, we make use of Travis-CI, so we
will only merge your Pull Request once we get a green light from Travis.
You might want to take a look at this section from the wiki where our test infrastructure is more thoroughly explained.
Mind the Style
We believe that in order to have a healthy codebase we need to abide to a
certain code style. We use rubocop for
this matter, which is a tool that has proved to be useful. So, before
submitting your Pull Request, make sure that
rubocop is passing for you.
If you want to know the style we are enforcing, note the following:
- We mainly use the default configuration as stated here.
- We've made some small changes to the defaults, as you can see here. Moreover, note that all these changes have a comment explaining the reasoning behind it.
Finally, note that
rubocop is called on Travis-CI. This means that your Pull
Request will not be merged until
rubocop approves your changes.
Sign your work
The sign-off is a simple line at the end of the explanation for the patch. Your signature certifies that you wrote the patch or otherwise have the right to pass it on as an open-source patch. The rules are pretty simple: if you can certify the below (from developercertificate.org):
Developer Certificate of Origin Version 1.1 Copyright (C) 2004, 2006 The Linux Foundation and its contributors. 660 York Street, Suite 102, San Francisco, CA 94110 USA Everyone is permitted to copy and distribute verbatim copies of this license document, but changing it is not allowed. Developer's Certificate of Origin 1.1 By making a contribution to this project, I certify that: (a) The contribution was created in whole or in part by me and I have the right to submit it under the open source license indicated in the file; or (b) The contribution is based upon previous work that, to the best of my knowledge, is covered under an appropriate open source license and I have the right under that license to submit that work with modifications, whether created in whole or in part by me, under the same open source license (unless I am permitted to submit under a different license), as indicated in the file; or (c) The contribution was provided directly to me by some other person who certified (a), (b) or (c) and I have not modified it. (d) I understand and agree that this project and the contribution are public and that a record of the contribution (including all personal information I submit with it, including my sign-off) is maintained indefinitely and may be redistributed consistent with this project or the open source license(s) involved.
Then you just add a line to every git commit message:
Signed-off-by: Joe Smith <email@example.com>
Use your real name (sorry, no pseudonyms or anonymous contributions.)
If you set your
user.email git configs, you can sign your
commit automatically with
git commit -s.