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We want to start off by saying thank you for using Rubinius. This project is a
labor of love, and we appreciate all of the users that catch bugs, make
performance improvements, and help with documentation. Every contribution is
meaningful, so thank you for participating. That being said, here are a few
guidelines that we ask you to follow so we can successfully address your issue.
1. Submitting Issues
Please include the following:
* The Rubinius version (rbx -v)
* Your OS (uname -a) RVM/rbenv/chruby/etc version or the commit hash from git
if you're building off of a clone
* Stack trace (preferably as a gist, since they're easier to read) If you can
add a failing spec, that's great!
* Please include the simplest possible reproduction you can. This last point is
vital to fixing issues.
2. Fixing a bug
* Fork the repo Create a topic branch Include a spec, if appropriate.
Pull requests that need a spec but are submitted without one will be delayed
until one is written. The spec should be in a separate commit.
* Please follow the Coding Style Guide at
* ALWAYS RUN THE FULL SPEC SUITE! rake will run the VM specs, plus all 1.8 and
1.9 specs.
* Please add a * detailed commit message. Here is a fantastic example by
The preference is for a (max) 50 character summary as line one, a blank line,
then any number of lines, no longer than 80 characters.
* Send in that pull request!
* Follow up with us on the ticket if we haven't merged or commented in a few
days. We strive to address issues in a reasonable time. If we miss yours,
please remind us.
3. Performance patches
We love these!
* Include benchmarks before and after the change. Please include your hardware
specs, namely CPU speed, # of cores, speed of hard drive (if SSD, then SSD is
fine) and amount of RAM.
* ALWAYS RUN THE FULL SPEC SUITE! rake will ensure you didn't accidentally
break anything.
For more details on how to contribute, please see Contributing to Rubinius Also, feel free to hang
out in #rubinius on Freenode.
Again, thank you!
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