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Contribution Guide

The Kratos community wants to be helped by a wide range of developers, so you'd like to take a few minutes to read this guide before you mention the problem or pull request.

Reportings Bug or Fixing Bugs

We use Github Issues to manage issues. If you want to submit , first make sure you've searched for existing issues, pull requests and read our FAQ.

When submitting a bug report, use the issue template we provide to clearly describe the problems encountered and how to reproduce, and if convenient it is best to provide a minimal reproduce repository.

Adding new features

In order to accurately distinguish whether the needs put forward by users are the needs or reasonable needs of most users, solicit opinions from the community through the proposal process, and the proposals adopted by the community will be realized as new feature.
In order to make the proposal process as simple as possible, the process includes three stages: Feature, Proposal and PR, in which Feature, Proposal is issue and PR is the specific function implementation.

  • In order to facilitate the community to correctly understand the requirements of the feature, the feature issue needs to describe the functional requirements and relevant references or literature in detail.
  • When most community users agree with this feature, they will create a Proposal issue associated with the Feature issue.The Proposal issue needs to describe the implementation method and function demonstration in detail as a reference for the final function implementation.
  • After the function is implemented, a merge request will be initiated to associate the feature issue and proposal issue. After the merge is completed, Close all issues.

How to submit code

If you've never submitted code on Github, follow these steps:

  • First, please fork items to your Github account
  • Then create a new feature branch based on the Main branch and name it features such as feature-log
  • Write code
  • Submit code to the far end branch
  • Submit a PR request in Github
  • Wait for review and merge to the main branch

Note That when you submit a PR request, you first ensure that the code uses the correct coding specifications and that there are complete test cases, and that the information in the submission of the PR is best associated with the relevant issue to ease the workload of the auditor.

Conventional Commits

<type>[optional scope]: <description>

[optional body]

[optional footer(s)]

More: Conventional Commits


There are the following types of commit:


  • fix: A bug fix
  • feat: A new feature
  • deps: Changes external dependencies
  • break: Changes has break change


  • docs: Documentation only changes
  • refactor: A code change that neither fixes a bug nor adds a feature
  • style: Changes that do not affect the meaning of the code (white-space, formatting, etc)
  • test: Adding missing tests or correcting existing tests
  • chore Daily work, examples, etc.
  • ci: Changes to our CI configuration files and scripts


The following is the list of supported scopes:

  • transport
  • examples
  • middleware
  • config
  • cmd
  • etc.


The description contains a succinct description of the change

  • use the imperative, present tense: "change" not "changed" nor "changes"
  • don't capitalize the first letter
  • no dot (.) at the end


The body should include the motivation for the change and contrast this with previous behavior.

The footer should contain any information about Breaking Changes and is also the place to reference Github issues that this commit Closes.


Only commit message

fix: The log debug level should be -1


refactor!(transport/http): replacement underlying implementation

Full commit message

fix(log): [BREAKING-CHANGE] unable to meet the requirement of log Library

Explain the reason, purpose, realization method, etc.

Close #777
Doc change on doc/#111
Breaks api, log.log should be used instead


You can use kratos changelog dev to generate a change log during.

The following is the list of supported types:

  • Breaking Change
  • Dependencies
  • Bug Fixes
  • Others


You can use the kratos changelog dev generated log as the describe to Release,just need a simple modification.

### New Features
- feat(cmd): add kratos changelog command (#1140)
- feat(examples): add benchmark example (#1134)
- feat: add int/int32/Stringer support when get atomicValue (#1130)
### Others
- add form encoding (#1138)
- upgrade otel to v1 rc1 (#1132)
- http stop should use ctx (#1131)