Contributing to Zephyr
Contributions from the community are the backbone of the project. Whether it is by submitting code, improving documentation, or proposing new features, your efforts are highly appreciated. This page lists useful resources and guidelines to help you in your contribution journey.
- Contribution Guidelines
Learn about the overall process and guidelines for contributing to the Zephyr project.
This page is a mandatory read for first-time contributors as it contains important information on how to ensure your contribution can be considered for inclusion in the project and potentially merged.
- Contributor Expectations
This document is another mandatory read that describes the expected behavior of all contributors to the project.
- Coding Guidelines
Code contributions are expected to follow a set of coding guidelines to ensure consistency and readability across the code base.
This page describes these guidelines and introduces important considerations regarding the use of inclusive language.
- Proposals and RFCs
Learn when and how to submit RFCs (Request for Comments) for new features and changes to the project.
The Zephyr project thrives on good documentation. Whether it is as part of a code contribution or as a standalone effort, contributing documentation is particularly valuable to the project.
- Documentation Guidelines
This page provides some simple guidelines for writing documentation using the reSTructuredText (reST) markup language and Sphinx documentation generator.
- Documentation Generation
As you write documentation, it can be helpful to see how it will look when rendered.
This page describes how to build the Zephyr documentation locally.
Dealing with external components
- Contributing External Components
Basic functionality or features that would make useful addition to Zephyr might be readily available in other open source projects, and it is recommended and encouraged to reuse such code. This page describes in more details when and how to import external source code into Zephyr.
- Contributing External Tooling
Similarly, external tooling used during compilation, code analysis, testing or simulation, can be beneficial and is covered in this section.
- Binary Blobs
As some functionality might only be made available with the help of executable code distributed in binary form, this page describes the process and guidelines for contributing binary blobs to the project.
Zephyr Contributor Badge
When your first contribution to the Zephyr project gets merged, you’ll become eligible to claim your Zephyr Contributor Badge. This digital badge can be displayed on your website, blog, social media profile, etc. It will allow you to showcase your involvement in the Zephyr project and help raise its awareness.
You may apply for your Contributor Badge by filling out the Zephyr Contributor Badge form.