Contributing to rtl-sdr (fc0012)

Harald Welte laforge at
Sun Mar 25 16:12:45 UTC 2012

Hi David,

On Mon, Mar 26, 2012 at 01:21:03AM +1100, David Basden wrote:

> I'm just wondering what the best way to be able to contribute code
> into the rtl-sdr project is?

Clone our git tree and make reasonably-sized commits (one bugfix /
logical change per commit), put your email/realname in the git config
and write a short summary of your commit.

Then use git send-email to send the patches to the osmocom-sdr

> I've added support for the FC0012 tuner (based on the dvb driver and
> cleaned up some), and would much rather contribute directly rather
> than fork it just for the sake of the stuff I write.

If you think there will be regular contributions, we could give you
git commit access.  But even in that case, we normally expect developers
to commit to a private branch from which the maintainer (in this case
Steve Markgraf) will cherry-pick or merge.


- Harald Welte <laforge at> 
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