There are still a lot of places in the Heptapod user interface that need to be adapted for Mercurial, and setting up a full development environment is not that easy (it's not for GitLab either).
But there is a ligther way to contribue by editing the Rails templates using the dockerized version.
First setup your mercurial to work with Heptapod as Heptapod uses Heptapod.
and activate some of its wonders by adding to your
[extensions] evolve = topic =
More detailed instructions are available in the Merge Request Quick Start Guide.
Then create and setup an account on https://foss.heptapod.net to be able to contribute.
Get the code:
hg clone https://foss.heptapod.net/heptapod/heptapod cd heptapod hg update heptapod
The Heptapod development happens in the
heptapod branch, the
being the bare Gitlab version.
app: image: octobus/heptapod:latest volumes: - ./app/views:/opt/gitlab/embedded/service/gitlab-rails/app/views ports: - "8080:80" - "8022:22" - "8443:443"
Here we mount or local views in the docker container so our update are seen by the running Rails application.
You're ready to hack:
docker-compose up -d
From time to time, you may need to restart the Rails application:
docker-compose exec app gitlab-ctl restart puma
When you have a modification to submit, request Developer access on the Heptapod Group:
These are granted very liberally. Then follow the Merge Request Quick Start Guide: commit in a topic, push it, and submit your Merge Request.