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[project @ 1996-07-19 01:39:22 by jwe] Initial revision
author jwe
date Fri, 19 Jul 1996 01:49:31 +0000
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1 [This was originally from Richard Stallman who was writing about
2 Emacs. --jwe]
4 A reminder for those sending patches for Octave:
6 * Always make the diffs with context. Preferably use diff -c. It
7 is unreliable to install a diff without context, and therefore we
8 probably will not take the risk of trying; instead we will
9 probably ask you to send a context diff. You might as well send
10 that in your first message.
12 * Always send change log entries with your patches. Itemize the
13 entries so that they list each of the functions and variables
14 changed. Look at the ChangeLog files and follow our conventions
15 regarding what information to include and what style to use.
17 * If the patch is to fix a bug, send a detailed bug report for the
18 bug. Make this just as detailed as if you did not have any fix
19 for it. This information is vital for convincing the maintainer
20 that your fix is necessary and should be installed. Also, if your
21 fix would cause some other sort of problem, the bug report may
22 enable the maintainer to find some other correct fix.
24 Everyone, please read the Bugs chapter in the Octave manual to see
25 other guidelines on how to write a bug report that makes it possible
26 to fix a bug.