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Contributing

Thanks for your interest in contributing to NSQ!

Code of Conduct

Help us keep NSQ open and inclusive. Please read and follow our Code of Conduct.

Getting Started

  • make sure you have a GitHub account
  • submit a ticket for your issue, assuming one does not already exist
    • clearly describe the issue including steps to reproduce when it is a bug
    • identify specific versions of the binaries and client libraries
  • fork the repository on GitHub

Making Changes

  • create a branch from where you want to base your work
    • we typically name branches according to the following format: helpful_name_<issue_number>
  • make commits of logical units
  • make sure your commit messages are in a clear and readable format, example:
nsqd: fixed bug in protocol_v2
  
* update the message pump to properly account for RDYness
* cleanup variable names
* ...
  • if you're fixing a bug or adding functionality it probably makes sense to write a test
  • make sure to run fmt.sh and test.sh in the root of the repo to ensure that your code is properly formatted and that tests pass (NOTE: we integrate Travis with GitHub for continuous integration)

Submitting Changes

  • push your changes to your branch in your fork of the repository
  • submit a pull request against nsqio's repository
  • comment in the pull request when you're ready for the changes to be reviewed: "ready for review"