Contribution Guide for libgcompat
|Copyright:||© 2016-2018 Adélie Linux and contributors. NCSA open source licence.|
This repository contains the libgcompat, a library providing GNU libc (glibc) compatibility for Linux computers using the musl libc.
Contributions are expected to maintain a consistent code style. This ensures readable and future maintainability, since all the code will look and feel the same. A few key notes about the C style used in this repository:
When using the
#include preprocessor directive, add a comment next to it
detailing the interfaces used from that header. For example:
#include <stdlib.h> /* getenv */
Hard tabs (t) are used, and are 8 spaces. Where brace alignment is required, tabs are used to the nearest eighth space, followed by the requisite number of spaces.
Always use braces for blocks like
for, even if the
block only contains a single statement. This is to ensure that more complex
decision trees do not have accidental side-effects.
This section describes the usual flows of contribution to this repository.
GitLab Pull Requests
- If you do not already have an Adélie GitLab_ account, you must create one.
- Create a fork of the gcompat repository. For more information, consult the GitLab online documentation.
- Clone your forked repository to your computer.
- Make your changes.
- Test your changes to ensure they are correct.
- Add (or remove) changed files using
- Commit your changes to the tree using the command
- Visit your forked repository in a Web browser.
- Choose the Create Pull Request button.
- Review your changes to ensure they are correct, and then submit the form.
Clone the packages repository to your computer.
Make your changes.
Test your changes to ensure they are correct.
Add (or remove) changed files using
Commit your changes to the tree using the command
Use the command
git format-patch HEAD^to create a patch file for your commit.
If you have made multiple commits to the tree, you will need to add an additional ^ for each commit you have made. For example, if you have made three commits, you will use the command
git format-patch HEAD^^^.
Email the resulting patch to the firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list, or use