wiki:HowToContribute

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    (Power) Users

    Subscribe to the mailing list and answer questions where you have gained some knowledge (and everybody knows something!).

    Contribute to the wiki, improving documentation, providing examples, write source code, fix bugs etc.

    Developers

    Using the Ticket system is the best way to submit code contributions. See for example #33.

    Code quality: Check Your code according to GRASS "BestPractise" guide list.

    What else: see development collection (to be moved here)

    Procedure to request GRASS-SVN write access

    • Main GRASS-SVN repository:
    • GRASS-Addons-SVN repository:
      • Individual GRASS developers with write access can grant SVN write access to contributors.
        • The requestor has to read and abide by the document Legal aspects of code contributions (RFC2).
        • The request has to be send to a GRASS developer or the GRASS-PSC chair, stating that RFC2 was read and accepted. If granted, SVN write access is set up (see below).

    Setting up the new SVN write access

    Once SVN access is granted, the requestor needs to obtain an "osgeo_id" at http://www.osgeo.org/osgeo_userid If s/he already have an "osgeo_id" but forgot it, it can be searched at http://www.osgeo.org/cgi-bin/ldap_web_search.py The GRASS-PSC chair (currently Markus Neteler) and other developers can add this "osgeo_id" to the OSGeo LDAP authentication system.

    Contributions have to follow the BestPractise rules (see also SUBMITTING* files in the source code).

    Then what?

    Get the source code and Happy hacking :) The requester should subscribe to the grass-commit mailing list which distributes GRASS-SVN commit differences for real-time code review.