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Improve Rally

Main directions of work

To track main directions of work you can take a look at rally road map document

Where to begin

It is extremely simple to participate in different Rally development lines. You can pick some bug from here: https://bugs.launchpad.net/rally Or join us on at the #openstack-rally IRC channel on irc.freenode.net. and share with your ideas.

If you want to grasp a better understanding of several main design concepts used throughout the Rally code (such as benchmark scenarios, contexts etc.), please read this article.

How to contribute

Read the Developer's Guide on how to setup the account and git and then continue with:

1. Grab the Rally repository:

git clone git@github.com:stackforge/rally.git

2. Checkout a new branch to hack on:

git checkout -b TOPIC-BRANCH

3. Start coding

4. Run the test suite locally to make sure nothing broke, e.g.:


(NOTE you should have installed tox<=1.6.1 )

If you extend Rally with new functionality, make sure you also have provided unit tests for it.

5. Commit your work using:

git commit -a

Make sure you have supplied your commit with a neat commit message, containing a link to the corresponding blueprint / bug, if appropriate.

6. Push the commit up for code review using:

git review -R

That is the awesome tool we installed earlier that does a lot of hard work for you.

7. Watch your email or review site, it will automatically send your code for a battery of tests on our Jenkins setup and the core team for the project will review your code. If there are any changes that should be made they will let you know.

8. When all is good the review site will automatically merge your code.

(This tutorial is based on: http://www.linuxjedi.co.uk/2012/03/real-way-to-start-hacking-on-openstack.html)