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Re: [Texmacs-dev] What to do with source contributions?

From: Henri Lesourd
Subject: Re: [Texmacs-dev] What to do with source contributions?
Date: Thu, 24 May 2007 13:05:25 +0200
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Norbert Nemec wrote:

Hi there,

over the past few months, I have collected ~15 patches for various bugs
and minor enhancements. The fact that my patch submissions on savannah
have been silently ignored since October does not encourage me to dump
further patches into that collection. Still, I would like to contribute
the fixes.

The patch submissions on Savannah are usually processed
extremely slowly. The standard way is to send your patches
directly to Joris.

Would it be possible to get write access to the CVS repository? I will
probably never find the time to do any large contributions to TeXmacs,
but I have learned my way around the TeXmacs sources well enough to fix
bugs both in the scheme and the C++ code.

As far as I know, there currently no write access to the CVS
for the code (but there is for the documentation). The process
is : send the patch to Joris, he looks, and then asks for some
changes if needed. Then as soon as everything is OK, at
some point the patches are applied to the CVS repository
by Joris himself.

It is useful to send a patchset with a little text file explaining
why each patch has been written, and what it does. Dont
write a novel : 2-15 lines per patch is the reasonable amount
of text. Of course, it depends on the size of the patch, but
big patches should be splitted in several small ones, and
big improvements / feature implementations, etc. should
have been negociated and discussed in advance in one
way or another, anyway.

That's what I know about patch submissions
in TeXmacs. Ask Joris for more details.

Best, Henri

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