Developers Manual

Forking the repository

The project has a fork link on the left hand side of the page. By clicking this link, you can create a separate Bitbucket project repository that is an exact copy of this project. As a contributor, you can then clone your Bitbucket repository locally, make changes, commit them locally, and push them to your Bitbucket project just as if you were a lone developer hacking on the sources of this project. Of course, in that case you are not actually a lone developer hacking on the sources of this project.

For more details on forking, please look at the BitBucket guide on Forking a Repository

Code style

The purpose of code style guidelines are to enhance readability and maintainability. All we really as is: Be sensible. We are not going to go to war if you divert from these guidelines, but please, try to stick to the style in the file you are editing. That being said, here are some guidelines.

We suggest you have a loook at using IntelliJ IDEA, arguably the best Java IDE out there. The project includes a codestyle for it, and the community edition is free.

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