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commit b119e0650a5fc5377d31f99057c5abd86e61c0e9
Author: Caleb Cushing <>
Date:   Sat Sep 7 03:11:46 2013 -0500

    add CONTRIBUTING file
    fixes GH #15
    Signed-off-by: Caleb Cushing <>
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+(and a short version for the impatient):
+- git checkout origin/master -b my-feature-or-bug
+  - ensure that you start on the right branch `build/master` is the "default"
+    branch, but patches should be based on `master`. It's generally safe to
+    patch against `build/master` so long as you don't attempt to modify
+    generated files or add files that exist in `master` that are intentionally
+    stripped from the build.
+- do not include more than one feature or bug in your branch
+- make sure that the test suite passes after your commit. This distribution
+  is built with Dist::Zilla ensure that running `dzil test` passes. You are
+  responsible for ensuring that generated, hand written and author tests pass.
+- make sure that you have tests for the bug you are fixing
+- make commits of logical units
+- check for unnecessary whitespace with "git diff --check" before committing
+- do not check in commented out code or unneeded files
+- the first line of the commit message should be a short description and
+  should skip the full stop
+- the body should provide a meaningful commit message, which:
+       - uses the imperative, present tense: "change", not "changed" or 
+       - includes motivation for the change, and contrasts its implementation 
+         previous behaviour
+- if you want your work included in the main repository, add a "Signed-off-by:
+  Your Name <>" line to the commit message (or just use the
+  option "-s" when committing) to confirm that you agree to the Developer's
+  Certificate of Origin
+- if you change, add, or remove any features or make some other user
+  interface change, the associated documentation should be updated as well.
+- if your name is not writable in ASCII, make sure that you send the
+  patch in the correct encoding.
+Long version:
+I started reading over the SubmittingPatches document for git,
+primarily because I wanted to have a document similar to it for
+my projects to make sure people understand what they are doing
+when they write "Signed-off-by" line.
+But the patch submission requirements are a lot more relaxed
+here on the technical/contents front, because my projects are
+thousand times smaller ;-).  So here is only the relevant bits.
+(0) Decide what to base your work on.
+In general, always base your work on the oldest branch that your
+change is relevant to.
+* A bugfix should be based on 'maint' in general. If the bug is not
+present in 'maint', base it on 'master'. For a bug that's not yet
+in 'master', find the topic that introduces the regression, and
+base your work on the tip of the topic. If a 'maint' branch is not present
+base it on master.
+* A new feature should be based on 'master' in general. If the new
+feature depends on a topic that is in 'pu', but not in 'master', base your
+work on the tip of that topic.
+* Corrections and enhancements to a topic not yet in 'master' should be
+based on the tip of that topic. If the topic has not been merged to 'next',
+it's alright to add a note to squash minor corrections into the series.
+* In the exceptional case that a new feature depends on several topics
+not in 'master', start working on 'next' or 'pu' privately and send out
+patches for discussion. Before the final merge, you may have to wait until
+some of the dependent topics graduate to 'master', and rebase your work.
+To find the tip of a topic branch, run "git log --first-parent
+master..pu" and look for the merge commit. The second parent of this
+commit is the tip of the topic branch.
+(1) Make separate commits for logically separate changes.
+Unless your patch is really trivial, you should not be sending
+out a patch that was generated between your working tree and
+your commit head.  Instead, always make a commit with complete
+commit message and generate a series of patches from your
+repository.  It is a good discipline.
+Describe the technical detail of the change(s).
+If your description starts to get too long, that's a sign that you
+probably need to split up your commit to finer grained pieces.
+That being said, patches which plainly describe the things that
+help reviewers check the patch, and future maintainers understand
+the code, are the most beautiful patches.  Descriptions that summarise
+the point in the subject well, and describe the motivation for the
+change, the approach taken by the change, and if relevant how this
+differs substantially from the prior version, can be found on Usenet
+archives back into the late 80's.  Consider it like good Netiquette,
+but for code.
+Oh, another thing.  I am picky about whitespaces.  Make sure your
+changes do not trigger errors with the sample pre-commit hook shipped
+in templates/hooks--pre-commit.  To help ensure this does not happen,
+run git diff --check on your changes before you commit.
+(2) Generate your patch using git tools out of your commits.
+git based diff tools (git, Cogito, and StGIT included) generate
+unidiff which is the preferred format.
+You do not have to be afraid to use -M option to "git diff" or
+"git format-patch", if your patch involves file renames.  The
+receiving end can handle them just fine.
+Please make sure your patch does not include any extra files
+which do not belong in a patch submission.  Make sure to review
+your patch after generating it, to ensure accuracy.  Before
+sending out, please make sure it cleanly applies to the "master"
+branch head.  If you are preparing a work based on "next" branch,
+that is fine, but please mark it as such.
+(4) Sign your work
+To improve tracking of who did what, we've borrowed the
+"sign-off" procedure from the Linux kernel project on patches
+that are being emailed around.  Although this project is a lot
+smaller it is a good discipline to follow it.
+The sign-off is a simple line at the end of the explanation for
+the patch, which certifies that you wrote it or otherwise have
+the right to pass it on as a open-source patch.  The rules are
+pretty simple: if you can certify the below:
+        Developer's Certificate of Origin 1.1
+        By making a contribution to this project, I certify that:
+        (a) The contribution was created in whole or in part by me and I
+            have the right to submit it under the open source license
+            indicated in the file; or
+        (b) The contribution is based upon previous work that, to the best
+            of my knowledge, is covered under an appropriate open source
+            license and I have the right under that license to submit that
+            work with modifications, whether created in whole or in part
+            by me, under the same open source license (unless I am
+            permitted to submit under a different license), as indicated
+            in the file; or
+        (c) The contribution was provided directly to me by some other
+            person who certified (a), (b) or (c) and I have not modified
+            it.
+        (d) I understand and agree that this project and the contribution
+            are public and that a record of the contribution (including all
+            personal information I submit with it, including my sign-off) is
+            maintained indefinitely and may be redistributed consistent with
+            this project or the open source license(s) involved.
+then you just add a line saying
+       Signed-off-by: Random J Developer <>
+This line can be automatically added by git if you run the git-commit
+command with the -s option.
+Notice that you can place your own Signed-off-by: line when
+forwarding somebody else's patch with the above rules for
+D-C-O.  Indeed you are encouraged to do so.
+Also notice that a real name is used in the Signed-off-by: line. Please
+don't hide your real name.
+Some people also put extra tags at the end.
+"Acked-by:" says that the patch was reviewed by the person who
+is more familiar with the issues and the area the patch attempts
+to modify.  "Tested-by:" says the patch was tested by the person
+and found to have the desired effect.
+An ideal patch flow
+Here is an ideal patch flow for this project the current maintainer
+suggests to the contributors:
+0. You come up with an itch.  You code it up.
+1. Send it to the bug tracker and cc people who may need to know about
+   the change.
+   The people who may need to know are the ones whose
+   code you are butchering.  These people happen to be the ones who are most
+   likely to be knowledgeable enough to help you, but they have no obligation 
+   help you (i.e. you ask for help, don't demand).  "git log -p --
+   $area_you_are_modifying" would help you find out who they are.
+2. You get comments and suggestions for improvements.  You may even
+   get them in a "on top of your change" patch form.
+3. Polish, refine, and re-send to the the people who spend their
+   time to improve your patch.  Go back to step (2).
+4. A topic branch is created with the patch and is merged to 'next',
+   and cooked further and eventually graduates to 'master'.
+In any time between the (2)-(3) cycle, the maintainer may pick it up
+from the list and queue it to 'pu', in order to make it easier for
+people play with it without having to pick up and apply the patch to
+their trees themselves.
+Know the status of your patch after submission
+* You can use Git itself to find out when your patch is merged in
+master. 'git pull --rebase' will automatically skip already-applied
+patches, and will let you know. This works only if you rebase on top
+of the branch in which your patch has been merged (i.e. it will not
+tell you if your patch is merged in pu if you rebase on top of

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