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We've decided to use "gerrit" for our code review system, making it easier for all of us to contribute with code and comments.

  1. Visit and "Register" for an account
  2. Review
  3. Agree to agreement by visiting
  4. If you do not receive an email, please contact us
  5. Check out the couchbase-ruby-client area,n,z
  6. Join us on IRC at #libcouchbase on Freenode :-)

We normally don't go looking for stuff in gerrit, so you should add at least me "Sergey Avseyev" <> as a reviewer for your patch (and I'll know who else to add and add them for you).

Contributing Using Repo Tool

Follow "Uploading Changes" guide on the site if you have some code to contribute.

All you should need to set up your development environment should be:

~ % mkdir couchbase-ruby
~ % cd couchbase-ruby
~/couchbase-ruby % repo init -u git:// -m ruby.xml
~/couchbase-ruby % repo sync
~/couchbase-ruby % repo start my-branch-name --all
~/couchbase-ruby % make

This will build the latest version of libcouchbase, couchbase-ruby-client and couchbase-ruby-client libraries. You must have a C and C++ compiler installed, automake, autoconf.

If you have to make any changes just commit them before you upload them to gerrit with the following command:

~/couchbase-ruby/client % repo upload

You might experience a problem trying to upload the patches if you've selected a different login name at than your login name. Don't worry, all you need to do is to add the following to your ~/.gitconfig file:

[review ""]
    username = YOURNAME

Contributing Using Plain Git

If you not so familiar with repo tool and its workflow there is alternative way to do the same job. Lets assume you have installed couchbase gem and libcouchbase from official packages and would you to contribute to couchbase-client gem only. Then you just need to complete gerrit registration steps above and clone the source repository (remember the repository on is just a mirror):

~ % git clone ssh://

Install commit-msg hook:

~/couchbase-ruby-client % scp -p -P 29418 .git/hooks/

Make your changes and upload them for review:

~/couchbase-ruby-client % git commit
~/couchbase-ruby-client % git push origin HEAD:refs/for/master

If you need to fix or add something to your patch, do it and re-upload the changes (all you need is to keep Change-Id: line the same to allow gerrit to track the patch.

~/couchbase-ruby-client % git commit --amend
~/couchbase-ruby-client % git push origin HEAD:refs/for/master

Happy hacking!

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