Adding a repository
If you wish to add a repository in the organisation, write about the project details at email@example.com or drop a message about the repository on the gitter channel #Bytes_Club/General.
- Please read The Beginner’s Guide
- Introduce yourself by sending a mail to the mailing list ( firstname.lastname@example.org ), providing your past experiences. We surely have something for you.
- If you are a beginner and don’t know where to start, head over to the Github page of the organisation, and look for a project which you are interested in.
- Setup the project by following the Documentation on your local machine (usually the
- If you find any issues/feature enhancement regarding any project, go to the issues tab and create an issue regarding it.
Solving an issue
- Go to the issues tab, and look for the issues which interests you. If you are a beginner, look for the label
dificulty/easy to start with.
- Work on the issue by forking the repository in your account, work on the issue and create a Pull Request regarding the same. For more details, read the tips for contributing
In case you face any kind of trouble, feel free to ask in the gitter channel #Bytes_Club/General.
Tips for Contribution
- Create a new branch while working on an issue.
- Use proper commit messages. A typical commit message should look like this:
shortlog: commit message
Signed-off-by: [Your name] <your email>
where short log is the area/filename where you are making the change. Also, in order to avoid writting the signoff manually, add the
--signoff flag while committing. Thus the full command should be:
Keep in mind the following points while writting a commit message
- Separate subject from body with a blank line
- Limit the subject line to 50 characters
- Capitalize the subject line
- Do not end the subject line with a period
- Use the imperative mood in the subject line
- Wrap the body at 72 characters
- Use the body to explain what and why vs. how
For more information about proper commit messages, read this.
To add this by default, download the commit message template, and run
$ git config --global commit.template /path/to/file
We follow the Linux Kernel’s coding convention.
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