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Re: Current documentation of current emacs patch-submission procedures?

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Current documentation of current emacs patch-submission procedures?
Date: Sun, 05 Jul 2020 19:23:47 +0300

> From: Ken Manheimer <ken.manheimer@gmail.com>
> Date: Sun, 5 Jul 2020 12:07:47 -0400
> Hi! After a long while since submitting patches (for allout.el and related 
> stuff) I have a few new ones to
> submit, and am trying to track down canonical guidance on proper procedures 
> for submitting them. (This
> was spurred by bug@11312, but I have some fixes for independent bugs as well.)
> Traversing a maze of twisty passages (all vaguely similar) I found my way to 
> Sending Patches, which
> describes a process that seems like what I used to do. But I'm perplexed when 
> it comes to the part that
> mentions "commit log" with links to Change Log (and Change Log Concepts in a 
> few ways!), seemingly
> interchangeably, particularly because the lisp/Changelog.* files in my 
> current checkout of the git repository
> (with new commits from yesterday, for instance) have no updates since Emacs 
> 24.3, as far as I can see.
> I'm guessing that I should put the equivalent of what would have been in the 
> ChangeLog in the commit
> messages, but thought I'd ask here for proper guidance. I welcome pointers to 
> documents I missed that
> would have made this simpler, as well!

Yes.  Try reading CONTRIBUTE in the repository, I hope it is less
confusing.  You can also look at the style of commit log messages with
"git log".


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