Contribute to PaddlePaddle¶
We sincerely appreciate your contributions. You can use fork and pull request workflow to merge your code.
- Your code must be fully documented by doxygen style.
- Make sure the compiler option WITH_STYLE_CHECK is on and the compiler passes the code style check.
- All code must have unit test.
- Pass all unit tests.
The following tutorial guides you into submitting your contibution.
Just head over to the GitHub page and click the “Fork” button. It’s just that simple.
Paddle is currently using git-flow branching model. The develop is the main branch, and other user’s branches are feature branches.
Once you’ve created a fork, you can use your favorite git client to clone your repo or just head straight to the command line:
# Clone your fork to your local machine git clone --branch develop https://github.com/USERNAME/Paddle.git
If your repository doesn’t contain develop branch, just create it by your own.
git clone https://github.com/USERNAME/Paddle.git Paddle cd Paddle git checkout -b develop # create develop branch. git remote add upstream https://github.com/baidu/Paddle.git # add upstream to baidu/Paddle git pull upstream develop # update to upstream
Then you can start to develop by making a local developement branch
git checkout -b MY_COOL_STUFF_BRANCH
Commit your changes by following command lines:
# show the working tree status git status # add modified files git add xx env EDITOR=vim git commit # You can write your comments by vim/nano/emacs.
The first line of commit infomation is the title. The second and later lines are the details if any.
Keeping Fork Up to Date¶
Before pull your request, you should sync your code from the latest PaddlePaddle. To do this, you’ll need to add a remote at first:
# see the current configured remote repository git remote -v # add upstream repository git remote add upstream https://github.com/baidu/Paddle.git # verify the new upstream git remote -v
Update your fork with the latest upstream changes:
git pull --rebase upstream develop
If there are no unique commits locally, git will simply perform a fast-forward. However, if you have been making changes (in the vast majority of cases you probably shouldn’t be), you may have to deal with conflicts.
Now, your local master branch is up-to-date with everything modified upstream.
Push to GitHub¶
# push to your repository in Github git push -u origin MY_COOL_STUFF_BRANCH # create remote branch MY_COOL_STUFF_BRANCH to origin.
Go to the page for your fork on GitHub, select your development branch, and click the pull request button.
Update your pull request with the lastest version¶
During the code review, your pull request may become stale because new commits in baidu/Paddle. GitHub allows autmotic update if there is no conflict. You can do this by clicking the “Update Branch” button in your pull request page. However, in the case of conflict, you need to do the update manually. You need to do the following on your local repository:
git checkout MY_COOL_STUFF_BRANCH git pull upstream develop # You may need to resolve the conflict according to the git prompt. # Make and test your code. git push origin MY_COOL_STUFF_BRANCH
Now your Pull Request is updated with the latest version.
Revise your pull request¶
When you revise your pull request according to reviewer’s comments, please use ‘git commit’ instead of ‘git commit –amend’ to commit your changes so that the reviewers can see the difference between the new pull requrest and the old pull request.
The possible commands are
git checkout MY_COOL_STUFF_BRANCH git pull upstream develop # update local to newest code base. # May be some conflicts will occured. # And develop your cool stuff env EDITOR=vim git commit # add your revise log git push origin MY_COOL_STUFF_BRANCH