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63278Re: Helping Out

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  • Ben Fritz
    Dec 2, 2011
      On Dec 1, 6:16 pm, Taylor Hedberg <tmhedb...@...> wrote:
      > I'm not really a Vim dev per se, having only made a few minor
      > contributions, but all you need to do to create a patch is to check out
      > the latest copy of the code from Mercurial:
      >     hg clonehttps://code.google.com/p/vim/
      > or if you already have a local copy, then just
      >     hg pull -u
      > to bring it up to date. Then, make whatever changes you have in mind,
      > and when you're done,
      >     hg diff >my_awesome.patch
      > will create a patch with your changes. Then just attach the patch to a
      > message and send it to this list. Bram will review it, and if it passes
      > muster, it will be published on his next "patch day".
      > That's about all there is to it. Creating and submitting patches is
      > easy; the hard part is the actual coding. :) I recommend using cscope
      > and ctags liberally to ease your navigation of a relatively large C
      > codebase like Vim's. Without those tools (and Vim itself, of course),
      > I'd never be able to find what I'm looking for.

      Also try the mq extension to Mercurial if you want to keep your
      changes around and easily apply them to the main line until Bram does
      not merge in your changes right away. This also makes it easy to
      update/export/share your changes.

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