Getting Started

Gasoline is hosted on github. Core features are continuously being developed by our many contributors, and these will make their way into the public release as they become mature. Bugfixes are ported into the public release as they are made, if you find a bug, please open an issue on the github issue tracker. If you can fix a bug, or have a new feature to add, feel free to submit a pull request.

Gasoline is developed in a public-private model. In order to make sure young scientists can reap the rewards of their work, new features developed by students may not make it into the public version for some time. If you are interested in collaborating and making use of a new, private feature contributed by a community member, feel free to ask the author of that feature.

Code of Conduct

The community of participants in open source Astrophysics projects is made up of members from around the globe with a diverse set of skills, personalities, and experiences. It is through these differences that our community experiences success and continued growth. We expect everyone in our community to follow these guidelines when interacting with others both inside and outside of our community. Our goal is to keep ours a positive, inclusive, successful, and growing community.

As members of the community,

  • We pledge to treat all people with respect and provide a harassment- and bullying-free environment, regardless of sex, sexual orientation and/or gender identity, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, nationality, ethnicity, and religion. In particular, sexual language and imagery, sexist, racist, or otherwise exclusionary jokes are not appropriate.
  • We pledge to respect the work of others by recognizing acknowledgment/citation requests of original authors. As authors, we pledge to be explicit about how we want our own work to be cited or acknowledged.
  • We pledge to welcome those interested in joining the community, and realize that including people with a variety of opinions and backgrounds will only serve to enrich our community. In particular, discussions relating to pros/cons of various technologies, programming languages, and so on are welcome, but these should be done with respect, taking proactive measure to ensure that all participants are heard and feel confident that they can freely express their opinions.
  • We pledge to welcome questions and answer them respectfully, paying particular attention to those new to the community. We pledge to provide respectful criticisms and feedback, especially in discussion resulting from code contributions.
  • We pledge to be conscientious of the perceptions of the wider community and to respond to criticism respectfully. We will strive to model behaviors that encourage productive debate and disagreement, both within our community and where we are criticized. We will treat those outside our community with the same respect as people within our community.
  • We pledge to help the entire community follow the code of conduct, and to not remain silent when we see violations of the code of conduct. We will take action when members of our community violate this code such as contacting (all emails sent to this address will be treated with the strictest confidence) or talking privately with the person.

This code of conduct has been adapted from the astropy code of conduct, which was partially adapted from the PSF code of conduct.