These guidelines outline what things should be kept in mind while developing new projects and how to structure the branches to guarantee a streamlined workflow.
Applications & Packages (Deployable / Non-Deployable)
master branch should be looked at as the
stable branch. This branch should only contain code that passes all tests and has been previously tested on the
develop branch by multiple developers.
develop branch should be looked at as the
beta branch. It is periodically merged into
master after thorough testing. All pull-requests must be sent to this branch.
These guidelines are based on Angular’s commit convention and should be followed as closely as possible, or your pull-request is subject to rejection.
Messages must be matched by the following regex:
Appears under “Features” header,
Appears under “Bug Fixes” header,
crypto subheader, with a link to issue #28:
Appears under “Performance Improvements” header, and under “Breaking Changes” with the breaking change explanation:
The following commit and commit
7d1bbd2 do not appear in the changelog if they are under the same release. If not, the revert commit appears under the “Reverts” header.
Full Message Format
A commit message consists of a header, body and footer. The header has a type, scope and subject:
The header is mandatory and the scope of the header is optional.
If the commit reverts a previous commit, it should begin with
revert:, followed by the header of the reverted commit. In the body, it should say:
This reverts commit <hash>., where the hash is the SHA of the commit being reverted.
If the prefix is
perf, it will appear in the changelog. However, if there is any BREAKING CHANGE, the commit will always appear in the changelog.
Other prefixes are up to your discretion. Suggested prefixes are
test for non-changelog related tasks.
The scope could be anything specifying the place of the commit change. For example
The subject contains a succinct description of the change:
- use the imperative, present tense: “change” not “changed” nor “changes”
- don’t capitalize the first letter
- no dot (.) at the end
Just as in the subject, use the imperative, present tense: “change” not “changed” nor “changes”. The body should include the motivation for the change and contrast this with previous behavior.
The footer should contain any information about Breaking Changes and is also the place to reference GitHub issues that this commit Closes.
Breaking Changes should start with the word
BREAKING CHANGE: with a space or two newlines. The rest of the commit message is then used for this.