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[RFC] Contributing to Git (on Windows)

We (Git devs at Microsoft) have had several people start contributing to Git over the past few years (I'm the most-recent addition). As we on-boarded to Git development on our Windows machines, we collected our setup steps on an internal wiki page.

Now, we'd like to make that document publicly available. These steps are focused on a Windows user, so we propose putting them in the git-for-windows/git repo under CONTRIBUTING.md. I have a pull request open for feedback [1]. I'll read comments on that PR or in this thread.

If you've ever done Git development on a Windows machine, I would love to hear your feedback on this document. Any other advice you have is greatly appreciated.

For anyone interested, there are also a discussion about submitting patches upstream. The document links to Documentation/CodingGuidelines and Documentation/SubmittingPatches, but tries to elaborate with additional advice.


[1] https://github.com/git-for-windows/git/pull/1529