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From cross...@apache.org
Subject svn commit: r234471 - /forrest/trunk/site-author/content/xdocs/docs_0_80/howto/howto-dev.xml
Date Mon, 22 Aug 2005 11:38:58 GMT
Author: crossley
Date: Mon Aug 22 04:38:54 2005
New Revision: 234471

URL: http://svn.apache.org/viewcvs?rev=234471&view=rev
Log:
Start to clarify the whitespace issues.

Modified:
    forrest/trunk/site-author/content/xdocs/docs_0_80/howto/howto-dev.xml

Modified: forrest/trunk/site-author/content/xdocs/docs_0_80/howto/howto-dev.xml
URL: http://svn.apache.org/viewcvs/forrest/trunk/site-author/content/xdocs/docs_0_80/howto/howto-dev.xml?rev=234471&r1=234470&r2=234471&view=diff
==============================================================================
--- forrest/trunk/site-author/content/xdocs/docs_0_80/howto/howto-dev.xml (original)
+++ forrest/trunk/site-author/content/xdocs/docs_0_80/howto/howto-dev.xml Mon Aug 22 04:38:54
2005
@@ -203,17 +203,27 @@
       <section id="whitespace">
         <title>Whitespace</title>
         <p>
-          Use spaces instead of tabs (java files have four-space indentation,
+          For new file, use spaces instead of tabs (java files have four-space indentation,
           xml files and other text files have two-space indentation).
-          Don't let your editor automatically change the whitespace.
+        </p>
+        <p>
+          Don't let your editor automatically change the whitespace for existing
+          files.
         </p>
         <p>
           We know that many files in SVN do not have consistent whitespace.
           This issue is continually being addressed. Please don't attempt
           to rectify whitespace mixed up with other changes. This makes the
           important changes difficult to see. Occasionally committers will
-          rectify whitespace for a set of files.
+          rectify whitespace for a set of files, when they know that no-one
+          else is working on that set.
         </p>
+        <fixme author="open">
+          The issues of whitespace and line endings needs to be very clearly described.
+          See some
+          <a href="http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=forrest-dev&amp;m=112450886218545">mail
discussion</a>
+          references.
+        </fixme>
       </section>
 
       <section id="line-length">



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