jQuery UI - Interactions and Widgets for the web
jQuery UI provides interactions like Drag and Drop and widgets like Autocomplete, Tabs and Slider and makes these as easy to use as jQuery itself.
If you are interested in helping develop jQuery UI, you are in the right place. To discuss development with team members and the community, visit the Developing jQuery UI Forum or in #jquery on irc.freednode.net.
If you want to help and provide a patch for a bugfix or new feature, please take a few minutes and look at our Getting Involved guide. In particular check out the Coding standards and Commit Message Style Guide.
In general, fork the project, create a branch for a specific change and send a pull request for that branch. Don't mix unrelated changes. You can use the commit message as the description for the pull request.
Running the Unit Tests
Run the unit tests with a local server that supports PHP. No database is required. Pre-configured php local servers are available for Windows and Mac. Here are some options:
Building jQuery UI
jQuery UI uses the grunt build system. Building jQuery UI requires node.js and a command line zip program.
npm install grunt -g
Clone the jQuery UI git repo.
git clone git://github.com/jquery/jquery-ui.git
Install node modules.
There are many other tasks that can be run through grunt. For a list of all tasks:
When looking at pull requests, first check for proper commit messages.
Do not merge pull requests directly through GitHub's interface. Most pull requests are a single commit; cherry-picking will avoid creating a merge commit. It's also common for contributors to make minor fixes in an additional one or two commits. These should be squashed before landing in master.
Make sure the author has a valid name and email address associated with the commit.
Fetch the remote first:
git fetch [their-fork.git] [their-branch]
Then cherry-pick the commit(s):
git cherry-pick [sha-of-commit]
If you need to edit the commit message:
git cherry-pick -e [sha-of-commit]
If you need to edit the changes:
git cherry-pick -n [sha-of-commit] # make changes git commit --author="[author-name-and-email]"
If it should go to the stable brach, cherry-pick it to stable:
git checkout 1-8-stable git cherry-pick -x [sha-of-commit-from-master]
NOTE: Do not cherry-pick into 1-8-stable until you have pushed the commit from master upstream.