|GitHub Desktop Edition|
It's hard. It's always hard the first time you do something. Especially when you are collaborating, making mistakes isn't a comfortable thing. But open source is all about collaboration & working together. We wanted to simplify the way new open-source contributors learn & contribute for the first time.
Reading articles & watching tutorials can help, but what comes better than actually doing the stuff without messing up anything. This project aims at providing guidance & simplifying the way rookies make their first contribution. Remember the more relaxed you are the better you learn. If you are looking for making your first contribution just follow the simple steps below. We promise you, it will be fun.
If you don't have GitHub Desktop on your machine, install it.
Fork this repository
Fork this repo by clicking on the fork button on the top of this page. This will create of copy of this repository in your account.
Clone the repository
Now clone this repo to your machine.
Open the GitHub Desktop app and click on the
+ on the top left.
If it is not already selected, click on
Clone. Then choose first-contributions and then click on
Choose the directory on your machine you would like to clone first-contributions into
Now you have copied the contents of the first-contributions repository in github to your computer.
Create a branch
Now create a branch by clicking on the branch icon at the top left:
Name your branch add-your-name. For example, add-crawleya
Create new branch
Make necessary changes and commit those changes
Contributors.md file in a text editor and add your name to it, then save the file.
You can see that there are changes to Contributors.md and they have been added.
Now commit those changes:
Write the message "Add
<your-name> to Contributors list" in the summary field
<your-name> with your name
Click on the button that says
Commit to add-your-name
At the bottom, you can see that the commit has been created.
Push changes to github
Publish button on the top right.
Submit your changes for review
If you go to your repository on github, you'll see
Compare & pull request button. click on that button.
Now submit the pull request.
Keeping your fork synced with this repository
Now I'll be merging all your changes into the master branch of this project. Your fork won't have those changes.
In order to keep your fork synced with mine, click
Sync on the top right.
When there are new commits to sync, click
Update from Roshanjossey/master
Update from Roshanjossey/master will show you that you are up to date:
Tutorials Using Other Tools
|Command Line||Visual Studio 2017||GitKraken|
Where to go from here?
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