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From smarthi <>
Subject [GitHub] incubator-samoa pull request: SAMOA-13: Update "How to contribute"...
Date Wed, 04 Feb 2015 21:04:35 GMT
Github user smarthi commented on a diff in the pull request:
    --- Diff: ---
    @@ -1,18 +1,73 @@
     How to contribute?
    -User contribution is essential to keep moving the project forward.
    +The best way to submit a contribution to Apache SAMOA is through a GitHub pull request.
    -# Getting Started
    +Here is a guide to contribute to Apache SAMOA. 
    -1. [Fork the repository]( on GitHub
    +## Where is the source code?
    -2. Sign the [Contributor License Agreement] (
    +SAMOA source code is maintained through **git**. The Apache SAMOA [git repository](git://
is the source of truth. Only SAMOA committers can push updates to this repo.
    -3. Create a feature branch ```git checkout -b branch_name```
    +The Apache git repo is [mirrored to github](
for convenience. This mirror is read-only.
    -4. Make your changes (please make commits that are logical units)
    +For writing contributions we suggest you start by [forking](
the [GitHub Apache SAMOA]( repository.
    -5. Build and run tests
    +## How do I build the software?
    -6. Submit a [pull request](
    +We use [**maven**]( `mvn clean install` 
    +Note that this only builds the core artifacts of SAMOA (instances, API, local engine
and test framework). 
    +To build everything, including the integrations with various stream processing platforms
use the "all" profile: `mvn clean install -Pall`
    +You may also specify platform profiles individually: `-Pstorm`, `-Ps4`, `-Psamza`, `-Pthreads`.
    +## What rules should I follow in a code contribution?
    +### Coding convention
    +* All public classes and methods should have informative Javadoc comments.
    +* Do not use @author tags.
    +* Code should be formatted according to Sun's conventions, with the following exceptions:
    +	* **Use spaces for indentation, not tabs**
    +	* **Indent two (2) spaces per level, not four (4).**
    +  	* **Line length limit is 120 chars, instead of 80 chars.**
    +* SAMOA includes an eclipse-format.xml formatting template that eclipse or intellij idea
users might find convenient.
    +### Tests
    +* Contributions should pass existing unit tests (`mvn test`).
    +* New unit tests should be provided to demonstrate bugs and fixes. JUnit 4.1 is our test
    --- End diff --
    We could just say the latest version of Junit is our test framework instead of calling
out a specific version

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