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Developer Guidelines

minio-go welcomes your contribution. To make the process as seamless as possible, we ask for the following:

  • Go ahead and fork the project and make your changes. We encourage pull requests to discuss code changes.

    • Fork it
    • Create your feature branch (git checkout -b my-new-feature)
    • Commit your changes (git commit -am 'Add some feature')
    • Push to the branch (git push origin my-new-feature)
    • Create new Pull Request
  • When you're ready to create a pull request, be sure to:

    • Have test cases for the new code. If you have questions about how to do it, please ask in your pull request.
    • Run go fmt
    • Squash your commits into a single commit. git rebase -i. It's okay to force update your pull request.
    • Make sure go test -race ./... and go build completes. NOTE: go test runs functional tests and requires you to have a AWS S3 account. Set them as environment variables ACCESS_KEY and SECRET_KEY. To run shorter version of the tests please use go test -short -race ./...
  • Read Effective Go article from Golang project

    • minio-go project is strictly conformant with Golang style
    • if you happen to observe offending code, please feel free to send a pull request