To get started, you’ll need a GitHub account.
Getting set up
This wiki uses GitHub pages. In order to get ready to make your changes, you’ll need to set up a few things:
Install Git for Windows.
Install Git using the Git installer.
You can install Git by running:
sudo apt-get install git
More specific instructions for different distributions can be found here.
git config --global user.name "Your Name" git config --global user.email "email@example.com"
Fork the wiki!
Visit the wiki on GitHub, and click on the “fork” button in the top-right.
To ensure that your fork can be online for your own preview go to Settings and set your GitHub Pages publishing source to
Download the wiki
Clone the wiki repo:
git clone https://github.com/YourUsername/lineage_wiki
The source of the wiki will be in the
Edit the wiki
Congratulations! You now have a local copy of the wiki. You can find the majority of the pages in the
pages folder, sorted (hopefully) logically in subfolders.
A lot of device-specific pages make use of templates, which can be found in
_includes. Finally, information about devices is stored in
Install the hook
To make sure that a Change-Id is automatically added to all your changes, install the hook once:
cd lineage_wiki curl -Lo .git/hooks/commit-msg http://review.lineageos.org/tools/hooks/commit-msg chmod +x .git/hooks/commit-msg
You can read about what the hook does in the Gerrit documentation.
Commit and preview your changes
git add . git commit
An editor will pop up. In the first line, type a short (below 80 character) description of your changes, then put a blank line, and, if you want, a more detailed description of your changes. For example:
Add the contributing page The contributing page will show people how they can edit our wiki, which is important, since it wouldn't be much of a wiki without editors.
Save the file and exit the editor. Now upload your changes to GitHub:
git push origin
Preview your changes - you can see your fork of the wiki at
So, you’ve made your change, and you can look at the wiki on GitHub pages. But something’s wrong! You made a typo - or accidentally deleted something. Have no fear! You can fix it.
First, fix the mistake(s) you made. Then, to push them to GitHub:
git add . git commit --amend
Your commit message should show up in an editor. You can edit it, or just quit the editor. Finally, run:
git push --force origin
Getting your change live
After you’ve done this, you can push your commits to Gerrit:
git remote add gerrit ssh://<gerritusername>@review.lineageos.org:29418/LineageOS/lineage_wiki git push gerrit HEAD:refs/for/master
You can add the “Wiki Editors” group as reviewers (click on the little person to the right of “reviewers”). Someone will either: comment on the patch, asking for clarification or pointing out typos. You can reply to them, or fix any issues they point out, and then re-run:
git push gerrit HEAD:refs/for/master
Eventually, when your change looks perfect, someone will approve it, and submit it to the wiki. Awesome!