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Thank you for your interest in this project! We welcome all contributions and suggestions!

You can open a new issue to report a bug, share an idea, or request a feature. If you're more hands-on, you can submit a pull request.

As a contributor, you're expected to follow the code of conduct.

Contributor License Agreement

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When you submit a pull request, a CLA bot will automatically determine whether you need to provide a CLA and decorate the PR appropriately (e.g., status check, comment). Simply follow the instructions provided by the bot. You will only need to do this once across all repos using our CLA.




We use Yarn to install npm dependencies. From the repo root, run:


Once it's done, you can choose to build all packages or just the packages you're interested in.

If you want to build all packages, run the following command at the root:

yarn build

Otherwise, you can specify which package to build, e.g. @rnx-kit/cli:

yarn build-scope @rnx-kit/cli

Alternatively, you can navigate to the package folder and run:

cd packages/cli
yarn build --dependencies

Both the repository level build-scope and the package local build --dependencies ensure all dependencies are built before the target package.

Below is a table of commonly used commands and what they do depending on your current working directory.

CommandRepository LevelPackage Level
yarn buildBuilds all packages in the repositoryBuilds the current package only
yarn build --dependencies--Builds the current package and its dependencies
yarn build-scopeBuilds the specified package and its dependencies--
yarn formatFormats all packages in the repositoryFormats the current package only
yarn lintLints all packages in the repositoryLints the current package only
yarn testTests all packages in the repositoryTests the current package only

Style Guide

Most files are formatted with Prettier. We also use ESLint to lint all JavaScript code.

You can trigger formatting by running yarn format, and linting with yarn lint.

Adding a New Package

To ensure that there is consistency and shared practices across the monorepo, we have introduced a small script to easily allow for new packages generation.

Simply run

yarn new-package <package-name>

To generate a sample project for you to use; this is based on packages/template. You can pass the extra flag --experimental to send the package in the incubator folder — files will be tweaked as necessary.

Change Logs

Each package in this monorepo contains a change log. The log is built from change descriptions submitted with each PR.

yarn change

This launches Changesets, which collects and records information about your change.

Follow the prompts and describe the changes you are making to each package. This information is written in files under /.changeset. Our CI loop uses these files to bump package versions and update package change logs.


You only need one change log entry per feature/fix. You don't need to create new entries if you're addressing PR feedback.


Our release process is fully automated by Changesets.

When a PR is merged, our CI loop uses Changesets to version-bump each changed package and publish it to npm.

General Maintenance

We use Renovate to keep dependencies up to date. They are currently scheduled to run every Monday morning. You can also manually trigger updates via the Dependency Dashboard.

Direct Dependencies

  • Patch bumps: As long as the CI is green, these should be good to merge without having to touch package.json. The only thing to watch out for is whether duplicates are introduced in yarn.lock:
    • Sometimes, running yarn dedupe is enough to get rid of duplicates.
    • Other times, we have to look at the dependency chain and dedupe by bumping one of the dependees.
    • As a last resort, and only if one of the dependees are using an unnecessarily strict version range, we can add a resolutions entry in package.json.
  • Minor bumps: Semantically, minor bumps should only include additions and not break anything. Check the change log to be sure. Otherwise, see the notes on patch bumps.
  • Major bumps: In general, we only do major bumps manually. This is to ensure that we aren't unnecessarily adding more dependencies on the consumer side or make things more complicated to maintain. An example of us holding back is chalk; we are stuck on 4.x until @react-native-community/cli migrates to ESM.

Development Dependencies

Consumers never see these so we can be less conservative, especially when it comes to major bumps. Otherwise, everything mentioned above still applies.

Android Dependencies

Always check the change log for potentially breaking changes as they typically do not follow semantic versioning. In particular, be on the lookout for changes to:

  • Minimum target version
  • Android SDK version
  • Kotlin version

If the bump contains potentially breaking changes, consider whether we need to gate them behind a version check. For example, we only use androidx.activity:activity-ktx:1.17.2 when on Kotlin 1.8 or higher (see build.gradle).