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Contributing to logstash-forwarder

All contributions are welcome: ideas, patches, documentation, bug reports, complaints, etc!

Programming is not a required skill, and there are many ways to help out! It is more important to us that you are able to contribute.

That said, some basic guidelines, which you are free to ignore :)

Want to learn?

Want to lurk about and see what others are doing with logstash and lumberjack?

  • The irc channel (#logstash on irc.freenode.org) is a good place for this
  • The mailing list is also great for learning from others.

Got Questions?

Have a problem or a question?

  • You can email the mailing list
  • alternately, you are welcome to join the IRC channel #logstash on irc.freenode.org and ask for help there!

Have an Idea or Feature Request?

Something Not Working? Found a Bug?

If you think you found a bug, it probably is a bug.

Contributing Documentation and Code Changes

If you have a bugfix or new feature that you would like to contribute to logstash, and you think it will take more than a few minutes to produce the fix (ie; write code), it is worth discussing the change with the logstash users and developers first! You can reach us via github, the mailing list, or via IRC (#logstash on freenode irc)

Code and Docs Contribution Steps

  1. Test your changes! Run the test suite ('go test' and 'rspec')
  2. Please make sure you have signed our Contributor License Agreement. We are not asking you to assign copyright to us, but to give us the right to distribute your code without restriction. We ask this of all contributors in order to assure our users of the origin and continuing existence of the code. You only need to sign the CLA once.
  3. Send a pull request! Push your changes to your fork of the repository and submit a pull request. In the pull request, describe what your changes do and mention any open issues related to the pull request.