How to Contribute to Galaxy
To contribute to galaxy, a GitHub account is required. Changes are proposed via a pull request. This allows the project maintainers to review the changes and suggest improvements.
The general steps are as follows:
- Fork the Galaxy repository
- Clone your fork
- Make changes in a new branch
- Commit your changes, push branch to your fork
- Open a pull request for this branch in the upstream Galaxy repository
Git, Github, and Galaxy Core
For a lot more information about Git branching and managing a repository on Github, see the Contributing with GitHub via command-line tutorial.
The Galaxy Core Architecture slides have a lot of important Galaxy core-related information related to branches, project management, and contributing to Galaxy - under the Project Management section of the slides.