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Install dependenciesโ€‹


The codebase is in go, meaning we need a working go setup before we can do anything else. Have a look at the go guide to get up and running with go in no time!


aliae needs at least go 1.21.


To make sure we keep on writing quality code, golang-ci lint is used to validate the changes. Have a look at the local installation guide to make sure you can validate this yourself as well.

Get the source codeโ€‹

The source is hosted on Github. When you want to contribute, create a fork so you can make changes in your repository and create a pull request in the official aliae repository.

Clone your fork of aliae locally, replace <user> with your Github username.

git clone<user>/aliae.git

Running testsโ€‹

The go source code can be found in the src/ directory, make sure to change to that one before continuing.

Unit testsโ€‹

go test -v ./...


golangci-lint run

Building the appโ€‹

The easiest way to validate your changes is to write tests. Unfortunately, as it's a visual tool, you'll want to validate the changes by running the prompt in your shell as well. You can make use of go's bin folder which is usually added to your path to add your own aliae binary to and immediately see the changes appear in your shell.

go build -o $GOPATH/bin/aliae

Up Nextโ€‹

With everything set up, you're ready to start making changes and create your first PR!