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-HOW TO CONTRIBUTE PATCHES TO OpenSSL
+HOW TO CONTRIBUTE TO OpenSSL
(Please visit https://www.openssl.org/community/getting-started.html for
other ideas about how to contribute.)
-Development is coordinated on the openssl-dev mailing list (see the
-above link or https://mta.openssl.org for information on subscribing).
-If you are unsure as to whether a feature will be useful for the general
-OpenSSL community you might want to discuss it on the openssl-dev mailing
-list first. Someone may be already working on the same thing or there
-may be a good reason as to why that feature isn't implemented.
+Development is done on GitHub, https://github.com/openssl/openssl.
-To submit a patch, make a pull request on GitHub. If you think the patch
-could use feedback from the community, please start a thread on openssl-dev
-to discuss it.
+To request new features or report bugs, please open an issue on GitHub
-Having addressed the following items before the PR will help make the
-acceptance and review process faster:
+To submit a patch, please open a pull request on GitHub. If you are thinking
+of making a large contribution, open an issue for it before starting work,
+to get comments from the community. Someone may be already working on
+the same thing or there may be reasons why that feature isn't implemented.
- 1. Anything other than trivial contributions will require a contributor
- licensing agreement, giving us permission to use your code. See
- https://www.openssl.org/policies/cla.html for details.
+To make it easier to review and accept your pull request, please follow these
+ 1. Anything other than a trivial contribution requires a Contributor
+ License Agreement (CLA), giving us permission to use your code. See
+ https://www.openssl.org/policies/cla.html for details. If your
+ contribution is too small to require a CLA, put "CLA: trivial" on a
+ line by itself in your commit message body.
2. All source files should start with the following text (with
appropriate comment characters at the start of each line and the
@@ -34,21 +34,39 @@ acceptance and review process faster:
3. Patches should be as current as possible; expect to have to rebase
- often. We do not accept merge commits; You will be asked to remove
- them before a patch is considered acceptable.
+ often. We do not accept merge commits, you will have to remove them
+ (usually by rebasing) before it will be acceptable.
4. Patches should follow our coding style (see
- https://www.openssl.org/policies/codingstyle.html) and compile without
- warnings. Where gcc or clang is availble you should use the
+ https://www.openssl.org/policies/codingstyle.html) and compile
+ without warnings. Where gcc or clang is available you should use the
--strict-warnings Configure option. OpenSSL compiles on many varied
- platforms: try to ensure you only use portable features.
- Clean builds via Travis and AppVeyor are expected, and done whenever
- a PR is created or updated.
+ platforms: try to ensure you only use portable features. Clean builds
+ via Travis and AppVeyor are required, and they are started automatically
+ whenever a PR is created or updated.
5. When at all possible, patches should include tests. These can
either be added to an existing test, or completely new. Please see
test/README for information on the test framework.
6. New features or changed functionality must include
- documentation. Please look at the "pod" files in doc/apps, doc/crypto
- and doc/ssl for examples of our style.
+ documentation. Please look at the "pod" files in doc/man for
+ examples of our style. Run "make doc-nits" to make sure that your
+ documentation changes are clean.
+ 7. For user visible changes (API changes, behaviour changes, ...),
+ consider adding a note in CHANGES. This could be a summarising
+ description of the change, and could explain the grander details.
+ Have a look through existing entries for inspiration.
+ Please note that this is NOT simply a copy of git-log oneliners.
+ Also note that security fixes get an entry in CHANGES.
+ This file helps users get more in depth information of what comes
+ with a specific release without having to sift through the higher
+ noise ratio in git-log.
+ 8. For larger or more important user visible changes, as well as
+ security fixes, please add a line in NEWS. On exception, it might be
+ worth adding a multi-line entry (such as the entry that announces all
+ the types that became opaque with OpenSSL 1.1.0).
+ This file helps users get a very quick summary of what comes with a
+ specific release, to see if an upgrade is worth the effort.