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From Dave Fisher <dave2w...@comcast.net>
Subject Re: FAQ on patch contributions
Date Wed, 26 Oct 2011 02:43:36 GMT

On Oct 25, 2011, at 6:49 PM, Carl Marcum wrote:

> 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

There is also a link needed on the Website Local Editing page [3]

[3] http://incubator.apache.org/openofficeorg/website-local.html#submitting_your_results

Regards,
Dave

> 
> Best regards,
> Carl


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