Friendica on Github

Here is how you can work on the code with us

  1. Install git on the system you will be developing on.
  2. Create your own github account.
  3. Fork the Friendica repository from https://github.com/friendica/friendica.git.
  4. Clone your fork from your Github account to your machine. Follow the instructions provided here: http://help.github.com/fork-a-repo/ to create and use your own tracking fork on github
  5. Commit your changes to your fork. Then go to your github page and create a "Pull request" to notify us to merge your work.

Branches

There are two branches in the main repo on Github:

  1. master: This branch contains stable releases only.
  2. develop: This branch contains the latest code. This is what you want to work with.

Important

Please pull in any changes from the project repository and merge them with your work before issuing a pull request. We reserve the right to reject any patch which results in a large number of merge conflicts. This is especially true in the case of language translations - where we may not be able to understand the subtle differences between conflicting versions.

Also - test your changes. Don't assume that a simple fix won't break something else. If possible get an experienced Friendica developer to review the code.

Check out how to work with our Vagrant to save a lot of setup time!