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From Carl Marcum <cmar...@apache.org>
Subject Re: FAQ on patch contributions
Date Wed, 26 Oct 2011 01:49:03 GMT
On 10/25/2011 09:52 AM, Rob Weir wrote:
> Something we talked about a while ago, but never did.  An FAQ on how
> to submit a patch to the project.  Obviously, we have many project
> members who have figured this out.  But there may be others who now or
> in the future would benefit from a simple write up.
>
> I was thinking of taking as a base, this page from Apache HTTP, "How
> to Contribute Patches to Apache":
>
> http://httpd.apache.org/dev/patches.html
>
>
> A few questions:
>
>
> 1) If someone uses the git bridge to the repository, does "git diff"
> produce a patch in the same format as "svn diff"?  In other words, are
> they compatible?
>
> 2) Do we have a strong preference for whether patches are submitted to
> the ooo-dev list or via Bugzilla?  Or are both acceptable?
>
> 3) It is clear that someone submitting a patch to BZ does so under
> ALv2.  It is not so clear for patches on ooo-dev, unless they state so
> explicitly, right?
>
> 4) Any other things we should mention?
>
> -Rob
>

There is a link on our Subversion Basics page [1] that should point to 
the new page when it's ready. It currently points to the Apache 
Contributors Tech Guide [2].

I could change the link when the page is made.

[1] 
http://incubator.apache.org/openofficeorg/svn-basics.html#creating_and_submitting_patches

[2] http://www.apache.org/dev/contributors.html#patches

Best regards,
Carl

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