Submitting Patches

Mar 25, 2009 at 4:53 PM
Edited Mar 25, 2009 at 4:57 PM
Hi,

Can someone give me some pointers (more like detailed steps) on how the patches are submitted and what the procedure on actually including them in the official release?

What tools (free) do you use and consider best to get diff files?

Also, is there a road map regarding issues and modifications that need to be made to the official code?

All the best,
Alex.
Coordinator
Mar 31, 2009 at 2:27 AM
Hi Alex, thanks for your interest. Our process is very informal and similar to the process used for all CodePlex projects: if you wish to submit a patch, just click the Source Code tab and click Upload Patch at the top. You can enter a work item number there, if one is available. Any publically available diff tool will do - you can construct one using a Win32 version of the standard UNIX tool diff, as described for example here:

http://linux.byexamples.com/archives/163/how-to-create-patch-file-using-patch-and-diff/

Patches are examined by our team and incorporated in the next release if they don't present any problems or test regressions. I hope this helps, and thanks in advance for your help!
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Derrick Coetzee
Microsoft Operating Systems Group developer
Mar 31, 2009 at 1:40 PM
Thank you,
Alex.