- Table of Contents
- How Can I Contribute?
- Issue Labels
First of all, thank you for being interested in contributing! You rock!
In this document, you will find some guidelines for contributing to
org-unique-id. These are more guidelines than rules, so don’t try too
hard to follow them.
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How Can I Contribute?
Submitting Bugs and Errors
The easiest way to contribute is to the project is if you encounter a bug or an error. If you encounter one, check whether there is an issue already opened. If not, you can open one! Try to provide as much information as possible:
- Are you running the latest version of the package?
- Which version of Emacs are you running? On what system?
- What is your configuration for this package?
- What is the error message? Do you have a debug trace for the error?
- Can you reproduce it consistently? If so, how?
- What would the expected behavior be?
As you are collecting these pieces of information, try to come up with a short and clear issue title –it should describe quickly your issue without being too vague (e.g. avoid stuff like “error when opening Eshell” or “doesn’t work”).
Submitting New Code
If you are submitting new code through a pull request, make sure of the following:
- Your code doesn’t do something already implemented in the package
- Your code follows the Emacs Lisp style guide presented here as best as you can
- All new functions and variables declared through
- If you introduced new dependencies in your code, you also added them to the list of dependencies in the file’s headers
- And obviously, your code works (I include that because I myself sometimes push commits that don’t work)
Git Commit Messages
Your commits should also follow Spacemacs’ guidelines on this matter, especially:
- Lines no longer than 72 characters
- Explain what you did
- Use the imperative in your summary
- Use present tense and imperative for what your commit changes
Describing the Pull Request
When opening a new pull request, check that its title is short and clear as to what it is meant to do. Its description should:
- Provide the current behavior of the package, and how it will modify it
- If it is linked to an open issue, mention it
- If you are submitting an enhancement pull request, describe why this code suggestion would be useful
Finding Something To Do
Not sure where to begin? Take a look at the list of open issues, especially the ones with one of the following labels:
- good first issue
- These issues indicate easy to fix issues and easy to implement enhancements. If you are a beginner or if you want to familiarize yourself with the package, look for these issues.
- help wanted
- These issues might require some more work than good first issue issues and might be a bit more interesting.
If you want to work on an open issue, leave a comment saying so. However, you can directly submit a pull request if you are simply adding support for a non-standard Linux distribution.
|good first issue||easy to fix issue|
|bug||Confirmed bug or something very likely to be a bug|
|help wanted||This bug might not be my priority, so feel to give it a try!|
|documentation||There is something wrong with the documentation|
|duplicate||The issue has already been reported|
|invalid||Issue isn’t valid (not the package’s fault)|
|wontfix||It’s either working as intended, or I decided not to fix it for now|