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From "Pedro F. Giffuni" <giffu...@tutopia.com>
Subject Re: SVN tutorial
Date Mon, 18 Jul 2011 21:35:46 GMT
--- On Mon, 7/18/11, Kay Schenk <kay.schenk@gmail.com> wrote:
...
> > 
> > BTW - I have a TODO on
> > http://incubator.apache.org/openofficeorg/website-local.html
> for how to create a patch.
> 
> OK, I have a question about this -- how to create a patch.
> Is it really just as simple as running a "diff" on the
> original vs the new? I used the diff process within eclipse
> when I submitted my "patch", and, even though I *thought* I
> had tracked down this information on the Apache site at one
> point, I couldn't find it again.
>

Yep, that's it.

I prefer unidiff format (diff -u) and when I touch more
than one file I use this (on UNIX):

diff -ruN dir.orig newdir > patch-mydiff.txt
 
On unix "man diff" is your friend:

http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/man.cgi?query=diff

cheers,

Pedro.

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