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Contributing
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Tastypie is open-source and, as such, grows (or shrinks) & improves in part
due to the community. Below are some guidelines on how to help with the project.


Philosophy
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* Tastypie is BSD-licensed. All contributed code must be either

  * the original work of the author, contributed under the BSD, or...
  * work taken from another project released under a BSD-compatible license.

* GPL'd (or similar) works are not eligible for inclusion.
* Tastypie's git master branch should always be stable, production-ready &
  passing all tests.
* Major releases (1.x.x) are commitments to backward-compatibility of the public APIs.
  Any documented API should ideally not change between major releases.
  The exclusion to this rule is in the event of either a security issue
  or to accommodate changes in Django itself.
* Minor releases (x.3.x) are for the addition of substantial features or major
  bugfixes.
* Patch releases (x.x.4) are for minor features or bugfixes.


Guidelines For Reporting An Issue/Feature
=========================================

So you've found a bug or have a great idea for a feature. Here's the steps you
should take to help get it added/fixed in Tastypie:

* First, check to see if there's an existing issue/pull request for the
  bug/feature. All issues are at https://github.com/toastdriven/django-tastypie/issues
  and pull reqs are at https://github.com/toastdriven/django-tastypie/pulls.
* If there isn't one there, please file an issue. The ideal report includes:

  * A description of the problem/suggestion.
  * How to recreate the bug.
  * If relevant, including the versions of your:

    * Python interpreter
    * Django
    * Tastypie
    * Optionally of the other dependencies involved

  * Ideally, creating a pull request with a (failing) test case demonstrating
    what's wrong. This makes it easy for us to reproduce & fix the problem.
    Instructions for running the tests are at :doc:`index`

You might also hop into the IRC channel (``#tastypie`` on ``irc.freenode.net``)
& raise your question there, as there may be someone who can help you with a
work-around.


Guidelines For Contributing Code
================================

If you're ready to take the plunge & contribute back some code/docs, the
process should look like:

* Fork the project on GitHub into your own account.
* Clone your copy of Tastypie.
* Make a new branch in git & commit your changes there.
* Push your new branch up to GitHub.
* Again, ensure there isn't already an issue or pull request out there on it.
  If there is & you feel you have a better fix, please take note of the issue
  number & mention it in your pull request.
* Create a new pull request (based on your branch), including what the
  problem/feature is, versions of your software & referencing any related
  issues/pull requests.

In order to be merged into Tastypie, contributions must have the following:

* A solid patch that:

  * is clear.
  * works across all supported versions of Python/Django.
  * follows the existing style of the code base (mostly PEP-8).
  * comments included as needed.

* A test case that demonstrates the previous flaw that now passes
  with the included patch.
* If it adds/changes a public API, it must also include documentation
  for those changes.
* Must be appropriately licensed (see "Philosophy").
* Adds yourself to the AUTHORS file.

If your contribution lacks any of these things, they will have to be added
by a core contributor before being merged into Tastypie proper, which may take
substantial time for the all-volunteer team to get to.


Guidelines For Core Contributors
================================

If you've been granted the commit bit, here's how to shepherd the changes in:

* Any time you go to work on Tastypie, please use ``git pull --rebase`` to fetch
  the latest changes.
* Any new features/bug fixes must meet the above guidelines for contributing
  code (solid patch/tests passing/docs included).
* Commits are typically cherry-picked onto a branch off master.

  * This is done so as not to include extraneous commits, as some people submit
    pull reqs based on their git master that has other things applied to it.

* A set of commits should be squashed down to a single commit.

  * ``git merge --squash`` is a good tool for performing this, as is
    ``git rebase -i HEAD~N``.
  * This is done to prevent anyone using the git repo from accidently pulling
    work-in-progress commits.

* Commit messages should use past tense, describe what changed & thank anyone
  involved. Examples::

    """Added a new way to do per-object authorization."""
    """Fixed a bug in ``Serializer.to_xml``. Thanks to joeschmoe for the report!"""
    """BACKWARD-INCOMPATIBLE: Altered the arguments passed to ``Bundle.__init__``.

    Further description appears here if the change warrants an explanation
    as to why it was done."""

* For any patches applied from a contributor, please ensure their name appears
  in the AUTHORS file.
* When closing issues or pull requests, please reference the SHA in the closing
  message (i.e. ``Thanks! Fixed in SHA: 6b93f6``). GitHub will automatically
  link to it.
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