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Contributing Guidelines

Looking to contribute something? Here's how you can help.

Bugs reports

A bug is a demonstrable problem that is caused by the code in the repository. Good bug reports are extremely helpful - thank you!

Guidelines for bug reports:

  1. Use the GitHub issue search — check if the issue has already been reported.

  2. Check if the issue has been fixed — try to reproduce it using the latest master or development branch in the repository.

  3. Isolate the problem — ideally create a reduced test case and a live example.

  4. Please try to be as detailed as possible in your report. Include specific information about the environment - operating system and version, browser and version... and steps required to reproduce the issue.

Feature requests & contribution enquiries

Feature requests are welcome. But take a moment to find out whether your idea fits with the scope and aims of the project. It's up to you to make a strong case for the inclusion of your feature. Please provide as much detail and context as possible.

Contribution enquiries should take place before any significant pull request, otherwise you risk spending a lot of time working on something that we might have good reasons for rejecting.

Making Changes

If you'd like to test and/or contribute please follow these instructions.

Fork this repo on GitHub

Setup

# clone your fork
git clone -b master https://github.com/$YOUR_USERNAME/twemoji.git/
cd twemoji

# install dependencies
yarn install

# Build and test your installation
yarn build
yarn test

Making changes

Make sure to adhere to the coding conventions used throughout the codebase (indentation, accurate comments, etc.) and any other requirements (such as test coverage).

Please follow this process; it's the best way to get your work included in the project:

  1. Create a new topic branch to contain your feature, change, or fix:

If you'd like to test and/or propose some changes to the latest library version please change the ./scripts/build.js file at its end so that everything will be generated properly once launched.

  1. Commit your changes in logical chunks. Provide clear and explanatory commit messages. Use git's interactive rebase feature to tidy up your commits before making them public.

  2. Run yarn prepublish. This will do several things:

    1. Ask for the version number (See: SemVer)
    2. Build the project and put the built assets in dist/
    3. Run the tests
    4. Move the contents of the dist/ directory to the gh-pages branch
    5. Place the contents of the dist/ directory in its correspoding versioned folder.
    6. Commit the changes and push them to the gh-pages branch of your fork.

Pull requests

Good pull requests - patches, improvements, new features - are a fantastic help. They should remain focused in scope and avoid containing unrelated commits.

  1. Push your topic branch up to your fork: git push origin my-feature-branch

  2. Open a Pull Request with a clear title and description. One for your changes in master and another one for your changes in gh-pages.

License

By contributing your code:

You agree to license your contribution under the terms of the MIT (for code) and CC-BY (for graphics) licenses https://github.com/twitter/twemoji/blob/gh-pages/LICENSE https://github.com/twitter/twemoji/blob/gh-pages/LICENSE-GRAPHICS

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