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Contributing to Resque

First of all: thank you! We appreciate any help you can give Resque.

The main way to contribute to Resque is to write some code! Here's how:

  1. [Fork][1] Resque
  2. Create a topic branch - git checkout -b my_branch
  3. Push to your branch - git push origin my_branch
  4. Create a Pull Request from your branch
  5. That's it!

If you're not doing some sort of refactoring, a CHANGELOG entry is appropriate. Please include them in pull requests adding features or fixing bugs.

Oh, and 80 character columns, please!


The 1-x-stable branch is what is currently being released as 1.x.y.

The master branch is what will become 2.0.

It's suggested that you make your pull request against the master branch by default, and backport the fix with a second pull request where applicable.


We use minitest for testing. If you're working against master, you'll find a bunch of tests in test/legacy. These are the older Resque tests. Don't look at them unless your code breaks them. Consider these black-box acceptance tests. We don't like them, but we want to make sure we're not breaking anything.

A simple bundle exec rake will run all the tests. Make sure they pass when you submit a pull request.

Please include tests with your pull request.


Writing docs is really important. We use yard to generate our documentation. Please include docs in your pull requests.

Bugs & Feature Requests

You can file bugs on the issues tracker, and tag them with 'bug'. Feel free to ask for features there, too, if you'd like.


If you have a question or want to discuss something, the Resque mailng list might just be the place. is the address you want, send an email there and it'll take care of you.

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