OSGeoLive source code
Since Git is a distributed versioning system, it is very convenient for each developer/contributor to have a personal public copy of the "official" repository (also known as fork). Web hosting services like GitLab or GitHub provide this option. By forking this way you can make changes to a personal repository, then you can ask the core developers to review the code and merge accordingly through a "pull request".
From https://github.com/OSGeo/OSGeoLive or https://github.com/OSGeo/OSGeoLive-doc select the "Fork" button to create your own fork of these repositories. After forking these official repositories, your working repositories are: https://github.com/your_id/OSGeoLive and https://github.com/your_id/OSGeoLive-doc
Copy your repository locally
On Linux systems get the source code locally using:
git clone https://github.com/your_id/OSGeoLive git clone https://github.com/your_id/OSGeoLive-doc
(On MS Windows systems, you can use TortoiseGit, which extends Windows Explorer to include git commands)
In order to be able to get and send changes to your public git repository, you need to link your local copy to your public copy. This is done automatically for you when you "git clone". The repository that you cloned from has the alias "origin".
In order to be able to get changes that others do to the main repository, you need to manually link to that using:
git remote add upstream https://github.com/OSGeo/OSGeoLive git remote add upstream https://github.com/OSGeo/OSGeoLive-doc
setup git personal details
The first thing you should do when you install Git is to set your user name and e-mail address.
git config --global user.name "John Doe" git config --global user.email firstname.lastname@example.org
On the git world, you don't need commit access to the main repository in order to contribute. You just work on your own fork and ask maintainers to merge your code through "pull requests". Before you contribute to the project for the first time, you will need to confirm that you will comply with our license guidelines. Write something like:
''"Hi all, I'd like to contribute XXX to OSGeoLive. I confirm that my contributions to OSGeoLive will be compatible with the OSGeoLive license guidelines at the time of contribution."''
The licenses used for the OSGeoLive build scripts and documentation are:
- Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License for Quickstarts
- Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License for Project Overviews
- LGPL version >=2.1 for the install scripts
- One of the OSI approved Open Source licenses for installed applications
- Public domain, CC-By-SA, and Open Data Commons Open Database License (ODbL) for data
Add your name to contributors list
cd OSGeoLive-doc # Pull any updates from upstream project (master is the equivalent of subversion trunk) git pull upstream master # Coders and creators of new content: edit contributors.csv # please add your Name, Email, Country and Osgeo_id to the list, separated by comma # - Order alphabetical by first name, # - remove punctuation from email addresses to stop harvesting for junk mail # optionally check to see what has changed. git diff contributors.csv # add the changes into stage area git add contributors.csv # commit changes locally git commit -m "Added [my name] to contributors" # send the changes to your public repository git push origin master
At this point you can let others know that you have some changes that you want to merge, so you can use the button "Pull Request" on GitLab or GitHub. Or you can continue until you feel ready to share your code :)
# Translators: edit translators.csv # same as above, but the order of columns is: # Language, i18n code, Name, Country, Email, Osgeo_id # - Order alphabetically by language, then by first name # - remove punctuation from email addresses to stop harvesting for junk mail
Working with files:
# to add a file cd <dir> # create a file git add <file> git commit -m "commit message" git push origin master # to move or rename a file # *** please use instead of 'svn add' + 'svn rm', otherwise the # development history gets lost and database space is wasted *** git mv <old filename> <new filename> git commit -m "commit message" git push origin master
Last step: pull request
In order to merge your work with the main repository, you have to make a pull request.
You can do it by logging on your github account and go to the branch you changed. Click on the New pull request green button. The changes you made previously while appear.
You can review and comment your request before submitting. To submit, click on the Create pull request green button. Then, you're done ! Good job !
More information about Github pull request here: https://help.github.com/articles/using-pull-requests/
Old SVN repository
For historical reason we keep the old SVN repository.