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From "Peter Reilly" <>
Subject Re: First-time contributor - advice needed
Date Wed, 08 Aug 2007 12:32:30 GMT
I would not use the patch.xml file.
I would use svn add for the new files.
and then svn status to show the files modied and added and not under
source code control. (the ? character).

svn diff will now produce a patch file containing the changes and the
new files.


On 8/8/07, Steve Loughran <> wrote:
> wrote:
> > I have a new task to contribute under optional/ssh, but when I do an "ant
> > -f patch.xml" I get a lot of other files in the patch.tar.gz.  I'm
> > thinking it should only have my new class source and the patch to
> >  Am I correct, and should I just manually remove the
> > extraneous files, or am I doing this wrong?
> this is pretty unusual. I fear your IDE has designed to reorganise things.
> > By way of background, I wrote and built the changes using a source
> > download, but then installed svn and did a checkout of
> >, added the new source file,
> > modified the accordingly, and generated the
> > patch.tar.gz.  Suggestions?
> Best to do a clean checkout of the trunk -which is always up to date-
> and add the new source file.
> If the patch has lots of noise in it, dont include those patches. Tests
> are nice though; we've always been a bit lax about testing SSH stuff
> because its a functional test that needs servers and permissions set up
> right, but we could improve that perhaps.
> What is your new task trying to do?
> --
> Steve Loughran        
> Author: Ant in Action 
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