# Contributing to this project <a name="pull-requests"></a> ## Pull requests Good pull requests - patches, improvements, new features - are a fantastic help. They should remain focused in scope and avoid containing unrelated commits. **Please ask first** before embarking on any significant pull request (e.g. implementing features, refactoring code, porting to a different language), otherwise you risk spending a lot of time working on something that the project's developers might not want to merge into the project. Please adhere to the coding conventions used throughout a project (indentation, accurate comments, etc.) and any other requirements (such as test coverage). Follow this process if you'd like your work considered for inclusion in the project: 1. [Fork](http://help.github.com/fork-a-repo/) the project, clone your fork, and configure the remotes: ```bash # Clone your fork of the repo into the current directory git clone https://github.com/<your-username>/<repo-name> # Navigate to the newly cloned directory cd <repo-name> # Assign the original repo to a remote called "upstream" git remote add upstream https://github.com/<upstream-owner>/<repo-name> ``` 2. If you cloned a while ago, get the latest changes from upstream: ```bash git checkout <dev-branch> git pull upstream <dev-branch> ``` 3. Create a new topic branch (off the main project development branch) to contain your feature, change, or fix: ```bash git checkout -b <topic-branch-name> ``` 4. Commit your changes in logical chunks. Please make your git commit message detailed and specific or your code is unlikely be merged into the main project. Use Git's [interactive rebase](https://help.github.com/articles/interactive-rebase) feature to tidy up your commits before making them public. 5. Locally merge (or rebase) the upstream development branch into your topic branch: ```bash git pull [--rebase] upstream <dev-branch> ``` 6. Push your topic branch up to your fork: ```bash git push origin <topic-branch-name> ``` 7. [Open a Pull Request](https://help.github.com/articles/using-pull-requests/) with a clear title and description. **IMPORTANT**: By submitting a patch, you agree to allow the project owner to license your work under the same license as that used by the project.