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Contributor Guide

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Tauri is a polyglot system that uses:

  • git
  • Node.js
  • Rust
  • GitHub actions

It can be developed on macOS, Linux and Windows.

Contribution Flow

  1. File an Issue
  2. Fork the Repository
  3. Make Your Changes
  4. Make a PR

A Note About Contributions to the Rust Libraries

When contributing to the Rust libraries tauri, tauri-api, and tauri-updater; you will want to setup an environment for RLS (the Rust Language Server). In the Tauri root directory, there is a .scripts folder that contains a set of scripts to automate adding a couple temporary environment variables to your shell/terminal. These environment variables point to directories in the test fixture which will prevent RLS from crashing on compile-time. This is a necessary step for setting up a development environment for Tauri's Rust libraries.

Example Instructions
  1. Navigate to the Tauri Root directory.
  2. Execute a script based on your Operating System from this folder: .scripts/init_env.bat for Windows Cmd, .scripts/init_env.ps1 for Windows Powershell, . .scripts/ for Linux/macOS bash (note the first . in this command).
  3. Open your text editor/IDE from this shell/terminal.

Hands On Example

Let's make a new example. That's a great way to learn. We are going to assume you are on a nixy type of environment like Linux or macOS and have all of your development dependencies like rust and node already sorted out.

git clone
cd tauri/cli/tauri.js
mkdir ../../examples/vanillajs && cd "$_"
  "tauri:source": "node ../../../cli/tauri.js/bin/tauri",
path = "../../../../core/tauri"
features = [ "all-api" ]