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There are many ways to contribute to FOSSology. If you are a developer and want to submit code, start by discussing what you want to do on our developer mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org. Submit your patches there or as a pull request. Once we know you a little better and trust your patches, we will give you commit access. You must agree with our licensing choice. All code is under GPL-2.0. If you want your copyright to appear in the code, put it in your patch.
Contributing to FOSSology
- Download Source via Git
- Install from Source
- Documentation Generation
- Reporting bugs
- Definition of Done
- Coding Style
- Git basic commands
- Chris Beam's Intro on Git Comments
- GSOC 2019! - Find Our Google Summer of Code Proposals here
Administration of FOSSology
- General Administration Notes
- Configuration and Tuning
- Email notification configuration
- Groups and Access Rights configuration
- Improving IO performance
Infrastructure for the application is comprised by the database, the Web server, the PHP environment etc.
- Global System Configuration Variables
- File Locations and folder locations of the FOSSology server application.
- File Install Locations in 1.4 and 2.X as an overview - migration information.
- Repository, where FOSSology stores uploads.
- Dependency injection
- PHP Object Baseclass
- PHP Debugging with Apache
- Database, the general setup.
- fossology-gold the master database schema
- License Ref Table
- Useful SQL Commands for Buckets
- More Useful SQL Commands
- DbManager for PHP
- DbManager-c, for the C-Agents
Agents and Jobs
- Job Scheduler
- FOSSology Agents
- Writing Agents & Plugins
- How To Create An Agent
- Writing a FOSSology agent (new work in progress)
- Programming for the Job Queue
- How to query an agent for version
- File Comparing and Diff type plugins
Particular Agent Documentation
- Nomos, a license scanner based in regular expressions.
- Monk, a license scanner based on text comparison.
- MonkBulk, an extension to Monk for user-based phase searching.
- Copyright, an Agent searching for copyright, URL, e-mail and authorship statements.
- ECC, export control and customs as an extension to Copyright.
- Package Agent, an agent exporting metadata from installation packages.
- Maintenance Agent, (new in 2.4.0)
- Mimetype Agent, running over files trying to determine the mimetype.
- Buckets, an agent to categorize files based un user-defineable definitions.
If you just want to run the tests or learn about them see the Running FOSSology Tests area of the wiki.
- FOSSology test automation
- PhpUnit test coverage
- Install Fossology on a Jenkins server
- Ant build file example for test execution
- Debugging tips
- Testing FOSSology (to be migrated)
This documents the nuts and bolts of producing a FOSSology release.
- Release Notes (from 1.3 onwards)
- Release Process
- Release Testing - Document the minimum tests necessary to pass before releasing
- How to create a new release
- Building FOSSology packages
- FOSSology Debian Package Process
- Tag and Create packages for new release
- Notepad Building Packages