Dred(itor) the Issue Queue? Don't - It's Simple(lytest) to Git in!

Oct 23, 2017

AmyJune Hineline

Most Drupallers dream of being a contributor to the Drupal project. But where do you begin? And more importantly, what are some of the tools to help navigate the adventure successfully?

In this session, we will go over a couple of the gadgets necessary for working in the Drupal issue queue when being a novice to the queue.

There will also be a lightning round demonstrating the process of creating an issue, writing a patch, uploading the fix to Drupal.org, and then reviewing the patch for RTBC.

Tools of the trade:

Simplytest.me -

What is Simplytest.me? And how does it make life easy?
Evaluating a module and its dependencies
Applying a patch
Uploading new modules to current test site
Git Client -

Why use a Git client versus only using Command line
How to create a branch and properly name it for the issue
Committing changes to the repository
Creating a patch
Dreditor -

What is Dreditor?
Installing Dreditor and a quick demo of functionality
How does it help in the issue queue?


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