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Code contributions to the Bitmessage project

The best code contributions are pull requests on GitHub. Here are some rules to follow:

  • try to explain what the code is about
  • try to follow PEP0008
  • make the pull request against the "v0.6" branch
  • it should be possible to do a fast-forward merge of the pull requests. I.e. if possible, do a rebase of a pull request after another is merged ahead of yours. However, if it can be merged without having to manually resolve a conflict, that's acceptable as well.
  • PGP-sign the commits included in the pull request
  • You can get paid for merged commits if you register at Tip4Commit

If for some reason you don't want to use github, you can submit the patch using Bitmessage to the "bitmessage" chan, or to one of the developers.


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