New to the Project?
Here are some issues that newbies can try.
Getting the Source
Before starting, ensure that a recent version of Maven is installed.
If you use Eclipse, be sure to run the following:
Opening an Issue
All code changes in Helix must have an open issue attached to them prior to code review. To create an issue:
- Visit https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HELIX
- Click "Create Issue"
- Create an issue with a minimum of a summary and description
- If you plan on making the associated code change, assign it to yourself
If you plan on taking on an existing issue, visit the corresponding issue page and assign it to yourself.
Please follow the Coding Style guidelines. The easiest method is to simply apply helix-style.xml to your IDE to allow for automatic formatting.
Submitting code for review
- Ensure that you have an account on http://reviews.apache.org
Commit your local changes, and prefix the commit with the issue tag:
- Ensure that Review Board utilities are installed by following directions here: http://www.reviewboard.org/docs/manual/dev/users/tools/post-review/
Run the review submission script:
Replace the commit range with the appropriate range and NNN with the actual issue number.
- On Review Board, if there are specific project members who should take a look at the issue, add them to the reviewer list. Also, be sure to add a description of any testing that was done
- Submit the review
If there are changes to be made from the review, do the following:
Unstage the commit:
- Make the changes
Commit everything again locally:
Create a patch:
- In Review Board, click Update --> Update Diff and attach the new patch
Submit the patch
Once you receive a "Ship It" from one of the project members, you can do the following to submit the patch:
Create a patch:
- Upload the patch to the issue page, i.e. https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HELIX-NNN
- Comment on the issue detailing the fix and linking back to the code review