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Re: How to propose an emacs patch (Re: replacing a function with another

From: lee
Subject: Re: How to propose an emacs patch (Re: replacing a function with another one)
Date: Mon, 17 Mar 2014 05:35:15 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3.50 (gnu/linux)

Jambunathan K <address@hidden> writes:

> lee <address@hidden> writes:
>>> Where there is a will there is a way.
>> Asking here how best to go about it is a start ...  It seems they need
>> some sort of paperwork from contributers for copyright reasons, and I
>> don`t know how to propose a patch or if such paperwork is needed for
>> that.
> You need to come to emacs-devel.

Hm, can`t hurt to subscribe :)

> Second best option is to put it on emacs-bugs.

I just did so --- I didn`t see your post earlier.

> Just say that you are proposing a patch and would like to
> have it as part of Emacs.  Folks there will do the rest.

We`ll see --- I might have some mistakes in it because I don`t know
any better.  It works fine for me, though and I hope they take it in.

You can try it out if you like:

> Remember you don't need to clone the repo for proposing a patch.  You
> download JUST the relevant file from the Web Interface.  You make a copy
> of it and make changes to it.  And then submit the diff between the
> files.

Yes, I sent a diff.  I`ve been updating and compiling from bzr every now
and then, so I switched to git and cloned the whole repo.  I get much
better along with git.

> emacs-devel:
> emacs-bugs:
> emacs-sources.

I`m subscribed to emacs-bugs since a while; I`ll get the others, too.

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