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Add additional info to PR Checklist (#12630)

Co-authored-by: Nick Brassel <>
Drashna Jaelre 1 year ago committed by GitHub
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- bare minimum required code for a board to boot into QMK should be present
- initialisation code for the matrix and critical devices
- mirroring existing functionality of a commercial board (like custom keycodes and special animations etc.) should be handled through non-`default` keymaps
- VIAL-related files or changes will not be accepted, as they are not used by QMK firmware (no VIAL-specific core code has been submitted or merged)
- `keyboard.c`
- empty `xxxx_xxxx_kb()` or other weak-defined default implemented functions removed
- commented-out functions removed too
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- standard layouts preferred in these keymaps, if possible
- submitters can have a personal (or bells-and-whistles) keymap showcasing capabilities in the same PR but it shouldn't be embedded in the 'default' keymap
- submitters can also have a "manufacturer-matching" keymap that mirrors existing functionality of the commercial product, if porting an existing board
- Do not include VIA json files in the PR. These do not belong in the QMK repository as they are not used by QMK firmware -- they belong in the [VIA Keyboard Repo](
Also, specific to ChibiOS:
- **strong** preference to using existing ChibiOS board definitions.
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