Contribution Guidelines for the treefmt Project

Thank you for considering contributing to treefmt. This file contains instructions that will help you to make a contribution.

Before Contributing

Before sending your pull requests, make sure that you read the whole guidelines. If you have any doubt on the contributing guide, please feel free to state it clearly in an issue or ask the community in treefmt matrix server.

Use your best judgement, and feel free to propose changes to this document in a pull request.

Guidelines for Developers

First contribution?

Please take a few minutes to read GitHub's guide on How to Contribute to Open Source. It's a quick read, and it's a great way to introduce yourself to how things work behind the scenes in open-source projects.

Getting started

  • Make sure you have a GitHub account.
  • Take a look at existing issues.
  • If you need to create an issue:
    • Make sure to clearly describe it.
    • Including steps to reproduce when it is a bug.
    • Include the version of treefmt used.
    • Include the database driver and version.
    • Include the database version.

Making changes

  • Fork the repository on GitHub.
  • Create a branch on your fork.
    • You can usually base it on the master branch.
    • Make sure not to commit directly to master.
  • Make commits of logical and atomic units.
  • Make sure you have added the necessary tests for your changes.
  • Push your changes to a topic branch in your fork of the repository.
  • Submit a pull request to the original repository.

Examples of git history

Git history that we want to have
*   e3ed88b (HEAD -> contribution-guide, upstream/master, origin/master, origin/HEAD, master) Merge pull request #470 from zimbatm/fix_lru_cache
| * 1ab7d9f Use rayon for multithreading command
*   e9c5bb4 Merge pull request #468 from zimbatm/multithread
| * de2d6cf Add lint property for Formatter struct
| * cd2ed17 Fix impl on Formatter get_command() function
*   028c344 Merge pull request #465 from rayon/0.15.0-release
| * 7b619d6 0.15.0 release
*   acdf7df Merge pull request #463 from zimbatm/support-multi-part-namespaces
Git history that we are trying to avoid
*   4c8aca8 Merge pull request #120 from zimbatm/add-rayon
| * fc2b449 use rayon for engine now
| * 2304683 add rayon config
| * 5285bd3 bump base image to F30
* |   4d0fbe2 Merge pull request #114 from rizary/create_method_create_release
|\ \
| * | 36a9396 test changed
| * | 22f681d method create release for github created
* | |   2ef4ea1 Merge pull request #119 from rizary/
|\ \ \
| |/ /
|/| |
| * | 5f1b8f0 unused functions removed
* | |   a93c361 Merge pull request #117 from zimbatm/add-getreleases-to-abstract
|\ \ \
| |/ /
|/| |
| * | 0a97236 add get_releses for Cargo
| * | 55e4c57 add get_releases/get_release into
|/ /
* |   badeddd Merge pull request #101 from zimbatm/extreme-cachin


Run treefmt in the source directory before you commit your changes.

Additionally, it's always good to work on improving/adding examples and documentation.

Thank you for your interest!