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Development Workflow

This document shows the workflow of how to develop DevLake.

Step 1 - Fork the repo

  1. Visit the DevLake repo:;
  2. Click the Fork button to create a fork of the DevLake;
  3. We assume your fork is called{user}/{repo}.

Step 2 - Clone the repo

  1. Create your clone locally
mkdir -p ${WORKING_PATH}
# You can also use the url:
# if your ssh configuration is proper
git clone{user}/{repo}.git


git remote add upstream
# Never push to upstream locally
git remote set-url --push upstream no_push
  1. Confirm the remotes you've set is make sense

Execute git remote -v and you'll see output like below:

origin{user}/incubator-devlake.git (fetch)
origin{user}/incubator-devlake.git (push)
upstream (fetch)
upstream no_push (push)

Step 3 - Keep your branch in sync

You will often need to update your local code to keep in sync with upstream

git fetch upstream
git checkout main
git rebase upstream/main

Step 4 - Coding

First, you need to pull a new branch, the name is according to your own taste.

git checkout -b feat-xxx

Then start coding.

Step 5 - Commit & Push

git add <file>
git commit -s -m "some description here"
git push -f origin feat-xxx

Style guides

Git Commit message

We follow the conventional commits guidelines.

Commit tool

We use to author our commits.

> git cz

cz-cli@4.2.4, cz-conventional-changelog@3.3.0

? Select the type of change that you're committing: (Use arrow keys)
> feat: A new feature
fix: A bug fix
docs: Documentation only changes
style: Changes that do not affect the meaning of the code (white-space, formatting, missing semi-colons, etc)
refactor: A code change that neither fixes a bug nor adds a feature
perf: A code change that improves performance
test: Adding missing tests or correcting existing tests
(Move up and down to reveal more choices)
? What is the scope of this change (e.g. component or file name): (press enter to skip)
? Write a short, imperative tense description of the change (max 93 chars):
(23) add commit message tool
? Provide a longer description of the change: (press enter to skip)

? Are there any breaking changes? No
? Does this change affect any open issues? No
[chore/commit_message dc34f57] chore: add commit message tool
5 files changed, 585 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)

Then you can create a pr on GitHub.