How to Contribute to Galaxy

Contributing to Galaxy is a multi-step process, this will guide you through it.

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:

  1. Fork the Galaxy repository
  2. Clone your fork
  3. Make changes in a new branch
  4. Commit your changes, push branch to your fork
  5. Open a pull request for this branch in the upstream Galaxy repository

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.

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