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We are glad to see you're interested in contributing to the Lens documentation. If this is the first Open Source project you've contributed to, we strongly suggest reading GitHub's excellent guide: How to Contribute to Open Source.

Finding Documentation Issues to Work On#

You can find a list of open documentation-related issues here. When you find something you would like to work on:

  1. Express your interest to start working on an issue via comments.
  2. One of the maintainers will assign the issue for you.
  3. You can start working on the issue. When you're done, simply submit a pull request.

Requirements for Documentation Pull Requests#

When you create a new pull request, we expect some requirements to be met.

  • Follow this naming convention for Pull Requests:
  • When adding new documentation, add New Documentation: before the title. E.g. New Documentation: Getting Started
  • When fixing documentation, add Fix Documentation: before the title. E.g. Fix Documentation: Getting Started
  • When updating documentation, add Update Documentation: before the title. E.g. Update Documentation: Getting Started
  • If your Pull Request closes an issue, you must write Closes #ISSUE_NUMBER where the ISSUE_NUMBER is the number in the end of the URL link or the relevant issue. This will link your pull request to the issue, and when it is merged, the issue will close.
  • For each pull request made, we run tests to check if there are any broken links, the Markdown formatting is valid, and the linter is passing.

Testing Documentation Site Locally#

Run a local instance of mkdocs in a docker container for developing the Lens Documentation.

Prerequisites: docker, yarn

  • make docs - local build and serve of mkdocs with auto update enabled

By default the local version is available at