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Re: casual contributing with git

From: Jean-Christophe Helary
Subject: Re: casual contributing with git
Date: Sun, 19 May 2019 11:30:59 +0900

Thank you very much Amin.

On May 19, 2019, at 11:08, Amin Bandali <address@hidden> wrote:

The CONTRIBUTE [0] file in the Emacs repository should contain the
information you need with regards to the logistics of using git like
branching and the like.

[0]: https://git.savannah.gnu.org/cgit/emacs.git/tree/CONTRIBUTE

There is a discovery issue here because when you go to Savannah (https://savannah.gnu.org/projects/emacs/) you don't find that kind of information and instead find a link to EmacsWiki.

What is the best way to propose changes to the Savannah top page ?

Also, the Savannah page links to https://www.gnu.org/software/emacs/ which is beautifully designed but has no information about "contributing" or "developing" even in "Further information".

What is the best way to propose changes to the gnu/emacs page ?

In short, usually you would develop on a local branch created from
latest master.  When you’re done and/or when you’d like to show your
work to others and get feedback, you create a patch from your changes,
e.g. using git-format-patch, and use your mail client to send it to the
correct mailing list for the project.  In the case of Emacs, that would
be one of address@hidden (this list) or address@hidden,
depending on the nature of your patch and e.g. if you’re fixing an
existing bug.  I skimmed through the first link in your email, and it
does mention format-patch at some point.

That's what I found out eventually. But the EmacsWiki pages don't really address people who don't have write access so I was a bit confused.

On a side note, instead of creating a patch with git-format-patch and
then sending it separately, you could also use git-send-email to create
a patch and send it at once.  There’s a nice interactive tutorial for
git-send-email over at https://git-send-email.io that walks you through
setting up and using git-send-email to create and send patches to a
project mailing list.

Thank you.

Hope this helps.

Very much. Thank you again.

Jean-Christophe Helary
http://mac4translators.blogspot.com @brandelune

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