HOWTO Submit a patch to jQuery UI using the GitHub web interface
Example: you want to submit a patch to the Datepicker file, jquery.ui.datepicker.js, but you heard svn is out and git is in.
Step 1: Sign up for GitHub (jump on it)
Step 2: Fork the jQuery UI repository (become a committer of your very own copy of jQuery UI)
Step 3: Modify your fork through the GitHub web interface (commit your change without knowing git)
- Click on the folder and file you want to modify
- click "ui/"
- click "jquery.ui.datepicker.js"
- When you're viewing the contents of the file you want to change, click "edit"
- Make changes to the file in the editor
- Enter a Commit Message to summarize the changes you've made and why you've made them. This should include a reference to a Trac ticket, formatted like so
- "Changed ... and ... datepicker done right. Fixes #3945 - Datepicker does not respond to any click events in AIR"
- Click "Commit"
Step 4: Submit a Pull Request (tell the jQuery UI team why your change rocks)
- Click "Pull Request"
- Enter a Message that will go with your commit to be reviewed by core committers
- Click "Send Pull Request"
Step 5: Add a link to your commit to the ticket in Trac (tell everyone you're on the case)
Step 6: Eat a cookie (yum)
- Note: this step is :not(optional)
Note: if you need to change multiple files as part of one commit, the web interface will not be the way to go. In that case you'll want to learn a little more about github and git. You can start here: