We'd love to accept your patches and contributions to this project. There are just a few small guidelines you need to follow.
Contributions to this project must be accompanied by a Contributor License Agreement. You (or your employer) retain the copyright to your contribution; this simply gives us permission to use and redistribute your contributions as part of the project. Head over to https://cla.developers.google.com/ to see your current agreements on file or to sign a new one.
You generally only need to submit a CLA once, so if you‘ve already submitted one (even if it was for a different project), you probably don’t need to do it again.
The basic git workflow for modifying libwebp code and sending for review is:
Get the latest version of the repository locally:
git clone https://chromium.googlesource.com/webm/libwebp && cd libwebp
Copy the commit-msg script into ./git/hooks (this will add an ID to all of your commits):
curl -Lo .git/hooks/commit-msg https://chromium-review.googlesource.com/tools/hooks/commit-msg && chmod u+x .git/hooks/commit-msg
Modify the local copy of libwebp. Make sure the code builds successfully.
Choose a short and representative commit message:
git commit -a -m "Set commit message here"
Send the patch for review:
git push https://chromium-review.googlesource.com/webm/libwebp HEAD:refs/for/main
Go to https://chromium-review.googlesource.com to view your patch and request a review from the maintainers.
See the WebM Project page for additional details.
The C code style is based on the Google C++ Style Guide and
clang-format --style=Google, though this project doesn't use the tool to enforce the formatting.
CMake files are formatted with cmake-format.
cmake-format -i can be used to format individual files, it will use the settings from
This project follows Google's Open Source Community Guidelines.