How to Contribute

We're always looking for people to help make Sonarr even better, there are a number of ways to contribute.


Setup guides, FAQ, the more information we have on the wiki the better.


Tools required


  • Make sure all the required software mentioned above are installed.
  • Clone the repository into your development machine. info
  • install the required Node Packages npm install
  • install gulp npm install gulp -g
  • start gulp to monitor your dev environment for any changes that need post processing using gulp watch command.

Contributing Code

  • If you're adding a new, already requested feature, please move it to In Progress on Trello so work is not duplicated.
  • Rebase from Sonarr's develop branch, don't merge
  • Make meaningful commits, or squash them
  • Feel free to make a pull request before work is complete, this will let us see where its at and make comments/suggest improvements
  • Reach out to us on the forums or on IRC if you have any questions
  • Add tests (unit/integration)
  • Commit with nix line endings for consistency (We checkout Windows and commit nix)
  • Try to stick to one feature per request to keep things clean and easy to understand
  • Use 4 spaces instead of tabs, this is the default for VS 2012 and WebStorm (to my knowledge)

Pull Requesting

  • You're probably going to get some comments or questions from us, they will be to ensure consistency and maintainability
  • We'll try to respond to pull requests as soon as possible, if its been a day or two, please reach out to us, we may have missed it

If you have any questions about any of this, please let us know.