6. Contributing

Contributions are welcome, and they are greatly appreciated and credit will always be given.

You can contribute in many ways:

6.1. Types of Contributions

6.1.2. Submit Feedback

The best way to send feedback is to file an issue at https://gitlab.com/incoresemi/riscv-compliance/riscv_ctg/issues.

If you are proposing a feature:

  • Explain in detail how it would work.

  • Keep the scope as narrow as possible, to make it easier to implement.

  • Remember that this is a volunteer-driven project, and that contributions are welcome :)

6.2. Get Started!

Ready to contribute? Here’s how to set up riscv_ctg for local development.

  1. Fork the riscv_ctg repo on GitLab.

  2. Clone your fork locally:

    $ git clone  https://gitlab.com/incoresemi/riscv-compliance/riscv_ctg.git
  3. Create an issue and WIP merge request that creates a working branch for you:

    $ git checkout -b name-of-your-bugfix-or-feature

    Now you can make your changes locally.

  4. When you’re done making changes, check that your changes pass pytest tests, including testing other Python versions with tox:

    $ cd tests
    $ pytest test_riscv_ctg.py -v
  5. Commit your changes and push your branch to GitLab:

    $ git add .
    $ git commit -m "Your detailed description of your changes."
    $ git push origin name-of-your-bugfix-or-feature
  6. Submit a merge request through the GitLab website.

6.3. Merge Request Guidelines

Before you submit a merge request, check that it meets these guidelines:

  1. The merge request should include tests.

  2. If the merge request adds functionality, the docs should be updated.

  3. The merge request should work for Python 3.6, 3.7 and 3.8, and for PyPy. and make sure that the tests pass for all supported Python versions.

6.4. Tips

To run a subset of tests:

$ pytest tests.test_riscv_ctg

6.5. Deploying

A reminder for the maintainers on how to deploy. Make sure all your changes are committed. Then run:

$ bumpversion --no-tag --config-file setup.cfg patch  # possible: major / minor / patch
$ git push origin name-of-your-branch