Call for patches for 3.7 to 3.8 update (was Re: [Xy-pic] updates to 3.7?)

Kristoffer H Rose krisrose at
Tue Feb 4 11:24:23 CET 2003

Dear All,

A "fixes" release is, as Jurgen and many others have pointed out, much 

How about if I update the master sources on 
<> to 3.8 in, say, a week.  I'll 
correct the pointers to defunct websites etc. in the code as well as 
incorporate any patches I receive during the week; hopefully 3.8 can then 
unify all the little improvements and fixes people are running.

In order for this to be realisitic patches should be submitted according 
to the following rules:

1. Please send your patches in a single file that the "patch" command 
( can understand.  (The most reliable 
patches are made with the "diff -u" command if you have that.)

2. Please try to make your patches into *source patches* if at all 
possible, i.e., patches to the files under the src/ directory (most with 
the extension ".doc" which, of course, means literally documented TeX 
code, what else? :-).

3. Make sure to include the following header (personalized with YOUR NAME 
<EMAIL> replaced with your name and email) at the top of the patch file:

# This file is part of the Xy-pic macro package.
# Copyright (c) 1991-2003  Kristoffer H. Rose <krisrose at>
# Copyright (c) 2003  YOUR NAME <EMAIL>
# The Xy-pic package is free software; you can redistribute it and/or 
# it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the
# Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your
# option) any later version.
# The Xy-pic package is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, 
# WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of 
# or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  See the GNU General Public License
# for more details.
# You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along
# with this package; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc.,
# 675 Mass Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA.

Looking forward to a storm of patches :),

Kristoffer H Rose, Ph.D. <krisrose at> +1(914)784-7642 (fax 6324)
IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, PO Box 704, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598

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