Contributing to Runnerty
These contrigutions guidelines are based on the Angular guidelines
- Question or Problem?
- Issues and Bugs
- Feature Requests
- Submission Guidelines
- Coding Rules
- Commit Message Guidelines
Please, do not open issues for the general support questions as we want to keep GitHub issues for bug reports and feature requests.
We are working hard to improve the documentation.
If you would like to chat about the question in real-time, you can reach out via our slack channel.
You can request a new feature by submitting an issue to our GitHub Repository. If you would like to implement a new feature, please submit an issue with a proposal for your work first, to be sure that we can use it. Please consider what kind of change it is:
- For a Major Feature, first open an issue and outline your proposal so that it can be discussed. This will also allow us to better coordinate our efforts, prevent duplication of work, and help you to craft the change so that it is successfully accepted into the project.
- Small Features can be crafted and directly submitted as a Pull Request.
Before you submit an issue, please search the issue tracker, maybe an issue for your problem already exists and the discussion might inform you of workarounds readily available.
We want to fix all the issues as soon as possible, but before fixing a bug we need to reproduce and confirm it. In order to reproduce bugs we will systematically ask you to provide a minimal reproduction scenario using http://plnkr.co. Having a live, reproducible scenario gives us wealth of important information without going back & forth to you with additional questions like:
- version of Runnerty used
- 3rd-party libraries and their versions
- and most importantly - a use-case that fails
You can file new issues by filling out our new issue form.
Before you submit your Pull Request (PR) consider the following guidelines:
Search GitHub for an open or closed PR that relates to your submission. You don't want to duplicate effort.
Make your changes in a new git branch:
git checkout -b my-fix-branch master
Create your patch, including appropriate test cases.
Follow our Coding Rules.
Commit your changes using a descriptive commit message that follows our commit message conventions. Adherence to these conventions is necessary because release notes are automatically generated from these messages.
git commit -a
Note: the optional commit
-acommand line option will automatically "add" and "rm" edited files.
Push your branch to GitHub:
git push origin my-fix-branch
In GitHub, send a pull request to
If we suggest changes then:
Make the required updates.
Rebase your branch and force push to your GitHub repository (this will update your Pull Request):
git rebase master -i git push -f
That's it! Thank you for your contribution!
After your pull request is merged
After your pull request is merged, you can safely delete your branch and pull the changes from the main (upstream) repository:
Delete the remote branch on GitHub either through the GitHub web UI or your local shell as follows:
git push origin --delete my-fix-branch
Check out the master branch:
git checkout master -f
Delete the local branch:
git branch -D my-fix-branch
Update your master with the latest upstream version:
git pull --ff upstream master
- We are using eslint to manage code formatting.
We have very precise rules over how our git commit messages can be formatted. This leads to more readable messages that are easy to follow when looking through the project history.
Commit Message Format
Each commit message consists of a header, a body and a footer. The header has a special format that includes a type, a scope and a subject:
<type>(<scope>): <subject> <BLANK LINE> <body> <BLANK LINE> <footer>
The header is mandatory and the scope of the header is optional.
Any line of the commit message cannot be longer 100 characters! This allows the message to be easier to read on GitHub as well as in various git tools.
Footer should contain a closing reference to an issue if any.
docs(changelog): update change log to beta.5
fix(release): need to depend on latest rxjs and zone.js The version in our package.json gets copied to the one we publish, and users need the latest of these.
If the commit reverts a previous commit, it should begin with
revert:, followed by the header of the reverted commit. In the body it should say:
This reverts commit <hash>., where the hash is the SHA of the commit being reverted.
Must be one of the following:
- build: Changes that affect the build system or external dependencies (example scopes: grunt, npm)
- docs: Documentation only changes
- feat: A new feature
- fix: A bug fix
- perf: A code change that improves performance
- refactor: A code change that neither fixes a bug nor adds a feature
- style: Changes that do not affect the meaning of the code (white-space, formatting, missing semi-colons, etc)
- test: Adding missing tests or correcting existing tests
- ci: Changes to our CI configuration files and scripts (example scopes: Travis, Circle, BrowserStack, SauceLabs)
- chore: Other changes that don't modify src or test files
- revert: Reverts a previous commit
The scope should be the name of the npm package affected (as perceived by person reading changelog generated from commit messages.
The following is the list of supported scopes:
There is currently few exception to the "use package name" rule:
- packaging: used for changes that change the npm package layout in all of our packages, e.g. public path changes, package.json changes done to all packages, d.ts file/format changes, changes to bundles, etc.
- changelog: used for updating the release notes in CHANGELOG.md
- none/empty string: useful for
refactorchanges that are done across all packages (e.g.
style: add missing semicolons)
The subject contains succinct description of the change:
- use the imperative, present tense: "change" not "changed" nor "changes"
- don't capitalize first letter
- no dot (.) at the end
Just as in the subject, use the imperative, present tense: "change" not "changed" nor "changes". The body should include the motivation for the change and contrast this with previous behavior.
The footer should contain any information about Breaking Changes and is also the place to reference GitHub issues that this commit Closes.
Breaking Changes should start with the word
BREAKING CHANGE: with a space or two newlines. The rest of the commit message is then used for this.