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Fuchsia SDK Contributor Guide

This section includes documentation for contributing to the Fuchsia API Surface and the IDK.

Technically, it may be more appropriate to call this the "IDK Contributor Guide", as the APIs and libraries that make up the API Surface are first added to the IDK, which is then turned into an SDK distribution. However, colloquially and in code, we almost exclusively say "the SDK". Regardless, if you're looking to "change the SDK" in some way, you're probably in the right place.

Contributing to an API in the SDK

To contribute to the Fuchsia API Surface, do the following:

  • Evaluate whether your change is large or small.

    • If you have a small, incremental change to the API, contribute your change by completing the steps in Create a change in Gerrit, as you would for any Fuchsia source code change.
    • If you have a large change to the API, that is, a change that significantly expands on the function of the API or modifies the API extensively, do the following:

      • Create an RFC that explains the design of your modification to the API.
      • This RFC should be reviewed through the normal RFC process. The API reviewer for the relevant area should be a stakeholder in the RFC. See the Fuchsia API Council Charter to identify API reviewers.
      • After your API RFC is approved, contribute your change by completing the steps in Create a change in Gerrit, as you would for any Fuchsia source code change.
  • Request a code review from an API council member. Select your API council reviewer based on the area of the Fuchsia API that you're modifying. For a list of API council members and their areas of focus, see Membership in the Fuchsia API Council Charter.