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CONTRIBUTING.

Please read the following guidelines before contributing.

1. The basic unit of contribution is a "git commit".  This will be merged into
master by one of the team members who will review it and sign-off/commit or
reject it.  If the commit is in another branch, it will added to HEAD/master
using

	git cherry-pick -s <tree-ish>

Or if the commit is submitted as a stand alone file produce by

	git format-patch <tree-ish>

Then it will be committed by

	git am -s 0001-foo-bar.patch

Or if the commit is submitted as a github merge request, then the github web
interface can be used.



2. Work in a branch immediately off of master, do not work directly in master,
and do not be afraid of creating a local branch for every experimental thing you
want to try:

	git checkout master		# make sure your on master
	git branch idea1		# I've got an idea, let me work on it
	git checkout idea1
	<hack ... hack ... hack>
	git commit -m "step1"		# I like what I've done so far, but I'm not finished
	<hack ... hack ... hack>
	git commit -m "step2"
	<hack ... hack ... hack>
	git commit -m "step3"
	<hack ... hack ... hack>
	git revert <tree-ish for step2>		# Wow step 2 was dumb
	<hack ... hack ... hack>
	git commit -m "step4"			# Its good now, but those
						# commits are messy

	git rebase -i <tree-ish step1>^		# start a rebase on the parent of step1
	(drop into editor and squash commits)	# note the ^ at the end!
	(exit editor and fix commit message)

Alternatively, you can cherry-pick those commits into another prestine branch:

	... its good to go! ....

	git checkout master
	git branch idea1-clean
	git checkout idea1-clean
	git cherry-pick <sha1-of-good-commit1>
	git cherry-pick <sha1-of-good-commit2>
	(pick them in any order that stacks)
	(you can skip commits, but do them in the correct order to avoid conflits)
	git rebase -i <tree-ish of sha1-of-good-commit1>^	# squash many commits into one
								# note the ^ at the end!

Once you are done with a local branch you can delete it using

	git branch -D idea1

You can delete a remote branch by doing

	git push origin :idea1



3. Your commit message should conform to the following standard:

	file/changed: Concice and complete statement of the purpose

	This is the body of the commit message.  The line above is the
	summary.  The summary should be no more than 72 chars long.  The
	body can be more freely formatted, but make it look nice.  Make
	sure to reference any bug reports and other contributors.  Make
	sure the correct authorship appears.  Reference any early commits
	by their full shaw:

		b52c6402b5b42620571c36c74a12dcb45ec1e0d6

	which you can put on its own line and indent.

	X-Gentoo-Bug: 400837
	X-Gentoo-Bug-URL: https://bugs.gentoo.org/400837

	Reported-by: Snoopy Coderdog <charlie@brown.org>
	Signed-off-by: Anthony G. Basile <blueness@gentoo.org>

If you commit using

	git commit -s

your sign-off will be automatically added.  If the authorship is wrong
fix it by

	git commit -s --author="Richard Feynmann <quantum@electrodynamics.edu>"

If the message doesn't look right after you commit locally, you can fix it by
doing

	git commit --amend.

Then push it to your public repo.


4.a Open an issue at (using GitHub)

	https://github.com/gentoo/eudev/issues?state=open

And request a pull of your clean commit.  A team member will review it,
discuss it and commit it to master or reject it.


4.b Send to mailing list (using git format-patch)
Make sure you are subscribe on the mailing list. If you do not, send an email to
	eudev+subscribe@lists.gentoo.org
and follow instructions.

When sending patches to mailing list, use
	git send-email --to eudev@lists.gentoo.org 0001-foo-bar.patch

5. eudev is a peer-reviewed project.  So even team members must ask another
team member to sign-off and commit your work.  The only exception are trivial
commits


6. HEAD/master must always build and must always be considered stable.


7. Releases should be tagged and signed using

	git tag -s -u <gpg name> -m "Release X"

where X is the full release number.  Make sure that before you release,
you change the value in AC_INIT of configure.ac to match the release
number.


8. Tarball releases should be made from HEAD/master at signed tagged points
by doing

	autogen.sh
	./configure
	make
	make dist


9. TODO: coding style for C, python, perl and autotool stuff.