Note: Please note that you do not need to complete all these learning courses before making your first contribution. The first
"Introduction to Github" course should make you well-equipped for making your first contribution to the Hive!
Let's get started!
This documentation is written in Markdown format and is based on the Material for MkDocs theme, which is built on top of MkDocs static site generator.
For a quick reference on how to use Markdown syntax you can refer to the Markdown Cheat Sheet.
Raise a GitHub Issue
All contributions need to have an associated Github issue that explains the content and importance of the contribution.
To raise an issue, create a New Issue in the ACCESS-Hive Github repository issue page. Feel free to assign that issue to yourself if you intend to work on it.
After cloning the repository locally, create a new branch to make your local changes and then push it to GitHub:
git checkout -b spongebob/fix-hive-title-issue-234Switched to a new branch 'spongebob/fix-hive-title-issue-234'git push --set-upstream origin spongebob/fix-hive-title-issue-234Total 0 (delta 0), reused 0 (delta 0), pack-reused 0remote: remote: Create a pull request for 'spongebob/fix-hive-title-issue-234' on GitHub by visiting:remote: https://github.com/ACCESS-Hive/access-hive.github.io/pull/new/spongebob/fix-hive-title-issue-234remote: To github.com:ACCESS-Hive/access-hive.github.io.git* [new branch] spongebob/fix-hive-title-issue-234 -> spongebob/fix-hive-title-issue-234branch 'spongebob/fix-hive-title-issue-234' set up to track 'origin/spongebob/fix-hive-title-issue-234'.
Work locally on the branch spongebob/fix-hive-title-issue-234, and push the commits using the commands:
While working on a local branch, please make sure to regularly pull changes from the remote main into your local branch, as follows:
git pull origin mainFrom github.com:ACCESS-Hive/access-hive.github.io* branch main -> FETCH_HEADAlready up to date.
This would make sure that the local branch spongebob/fix-hive-title-issue-234 is always in sync with the latest changes in the remote main branch.
Deploying Website Preview
MkDocs includes a live preview server, so you can preview your changes as you write your documentation. The server will automatically rebuild the site upon saving.
To build the site locally, you need to install Material for MkDocs and other plugins. You can find a ful list in the requirements.txt file (in the root of the ACCESS-Hive GitHub repository). Please use pip for the installation as some of the packages are not updated or not available on conda:
pip install -r requirements.txt
To start the server, open terminal and navigate to your ACCESS-Hive local repository and use the command:
Your documentation will be built on http://127.0.0.1:8000. Open this URL in your browser to see a preview of the documentation. The URL is given in the terminal when running the mkdocs serve command. Make sure you keep the command running so as to see live updates on saving your modifications.
Create a Pull Request for the final changes
Once the changes on your local branch spongebob/fix-hive-title-issue-234 are ready to be integrated with the development branch, create a pull request and GitHub will automatically build a preview of the documentation using GitHub Actions.
Note: It can take a while for the preview to build, even after the CI check is indicated as "finished". Please wait for the comment with the link to appear and allow for some time after that for the preview to be properly deployed.
If you open the preview and it looks completely broken or if it hasn't updated from additional modifications in the pull reuqest, it probably means the site hasn't finished building yet. If you wait a couple of minutes and refresh the page, it should fix itself.
After a PR is created and tested, feel free to ask for reviews by tagging the ACCESS-Hive/reviewers team and reply if any changes are being requested in the PR.