Contributing to Laser-Cutter
Fork the Project
Fork the project on Github and check out your copy.
git clone https://github.com/contributor/laser-cutter.git cd laser-cutter git remote add upstream https://github.com/kigster/laser-cutter.git
Create a Topic Branch
Make sure your fork is up-to-date and create a topic branch for your feature or bug fix.
git checkout master git pull upstream master git checkout -b my-feature-branch
Bundle Install and Test
Ensure that you can build the project and run tests.
bundle install bundle exec rake
Try to write a test that reproduces the problem you're trying to fix or describes a feature that you want to build. Add to spec/laser-cutter.
We definitely appreciate pull requests that highlight or reproduce a problem, even without a fix.
Implement your feature or bug fix.
Make sure that
bundle exec rspec completes without errors.
Document any external behavior in the README.
Add a line to CHANGELOG under Next Release. Make it look like every other line, including your name and link to your Github account.
Make sure git knows your name and email address:
git config --global user.name "Your Name" git config --global user.email "email@example.com"
Writing good commit logs is important. A commit log should describe what changed and why.
git add ... git commit
git push origin my-feature-branch
Make a Pull Request
Go to https://github.com/contributor/laser-cutter and select your feature branch. Click the 'Pull Request' button and fill out the form. Pull requests are usually reviewed within a few days.
If you've been working on a change for a while, rebase with upstream/master.
git fetch upstream git rebase upstream/master git push origin my-feature-branch -f
Update CHANGELOG Again
Update the CHANGELOG with the pull request number. A typical entry looks as follows.
* [#123](https://github.com/kigster/laser-cutter/pull/123): Reticulated splines - [@contributor](https://github.com/contributor).
Amend your previous commit and force push the changes.
git commit --amend git push origin my-feature-branch -f
Check on Your Pull Request
Go back to your pull request after a few minutes and see whether it passed muster with Travis-CI. Everything should look green, otherwise fix issues and amend your commit as described above.
It's likely that your change will not be merged and that the nitpicky maintainers will ask you to do more, or fix seemingly benign problems. Hang on there!
Please do know that we really appreciate and value your time and work. We love you, really.