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Adminterface is currently under development. We have early adopters who already started using it. We welcome contributors to collaborate to shape the future of Adminterface.

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Code of Conduct#

We've adopted a Code of Conduct that we expect project participants to adhere to. Please read the full text so that you can understand what actions will and will not be tolerated.

Contributing to the code#


  1. Clone the repo
  2. Install dependencies
    $ bundle exec appraisal install$ yarn install$ cd test/dummy && yarn install
  3. Setup the database
    $ rails db:setup
  4. Start up Rails and Webpacker server
    $ rails s$ cd test/dummy && ./bin/webpack-dev-server

Conventional Commit Messages#

  • Format: <type>(<scope>): <subject>
  • <scope> is optional
<type>: <subject>^----^  ^------------^|       ||       +-> Summary in present tense. Not capitalized. No period at the end.|+-------> Type: See types below.

The various types of commits:

buildChanges that affect the build system or external dependencies
ciChanges to our CI configuration files and scripts
docsDocumentation only changes
featA new feature
fixA bug fix
perfA code change that improves performance
refactorA code change that neither fixes a bug nor adds a feature
testAdding missing tests or correcting existing tests
choreAnything else without production code change

See more info at:

Pull request#


Your first Pull Request? First, take a look at the How to Contribute to an Open Source Project on GitHub guide.

If you decided to contribute to our source, we appreciate your time and will do our best to work with you and get your PR reviewed.

  1. Fork it.
  2. Create a topic branch git checkout -b my_branch.
  3. Commit your changes git commit -am "Boom".
  4. Push to your branch git push origin my_branch.
  5. Ensure tests pass (rails test) and linter issues (standard and yarn lint) are resolved.
  6. Ensure relevant commits are grouped and follow the Conventional Commit Messages format.
  7. Send a pull request.

Release Candidates#

Adminterface hosts release candidate builds on Github packages. If you wish to test a pre-publish build, please follow the steps below:


  1. Add the following to your application's Gemfile:
    source "" do  # Replace [VERSION] with the target RC version  gem "adminterface", [VERSION]end
  2. Then execute:
    $ bundle install
  3. Add an .npmrc file and add the following line
  4. Install ActiveAdmin (If you haven't)
    $ rails g active_admin:install --use_webpacker
  5. Install Adminterface
    $ rails g adminterface:install
  6. Migrate your database and start the server
    $ rails db:migrate$ rails server


  1. Replace $VERSION with the target RC version.
    source "" do  gem "adminterface", "$VERSION"end
  2. Run bundle install
  3. Replace $VERSION with the target RC version, and run:
    yarn upgrade @cmdbrew/adminterface@$VERSION

Releasing (maintainers only)#

We use Github Actions to publish releases based on the git tags automatically. See .github/workflows/release.yml for more information.

  1. Update Gem version in lib/adminterface/version.rb
  2. Update NPM package version in package.json
  3. Update doc version in website/docusaurus.config.js
  4. Run yarn release to update license dependencies
  5. Create a tag using git and push it to the repo
    version="v0.x.x"git tag ${version}git push origin ${version}


By contributing to Adminterface, you agree that your contributions will be licensed under its License.