Development Resources/Contributing via Git
This page is for individuals who want to make a contribution to an Eclipse project via Git or Gerrit.
If you want to contribute to an Eclipse project, you should first communicate with that project. Communication takes many forms, but generally occurs on a project's "dev" list, or via Bugzilla. You can find the appropriate entry points on the project's web site.
The Commit Record
Minimally, your Git commit record must have the following:
- A single line summary in the comment field, followed by a more detailed descriptive paragraph;
- Your credentials (email address) captured in the "Author" field; and
- A "Signed-off-by" entry with matching credentials in the comment.
If applicable, a reference to the Bug that is addressed by the commit is a helpful addition.
commit 862e6ff22ad56c10df6de3385ffa4c7d02363d1d Author: Joe Somebody <email@example.com> Date: Mon Jun 17 17:19:38 2013 -0700 Auto share multiple projects in single job When multiple projects are imported together, perform all the necessary auto shares in a single job rather than spawning a separate job for each project. Bug: 410937 Signed-off-by: Joe Somebody <firstname.lastname@example.org>
The "Signed-off-by" entry is required. By including this, you confirm that you are in compliance with the Certificate of Origin.
Signing off on a commit
Both Git and EGit have built-in support for signing off on a commit.
From command-line Git, add -s to the command:
git commit -s -m "Auto share multiple projects in single job"
From EGit, there is a handy button in the commit dialog box:
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