Call for patches for 3.7 to 3.8 update (was Re: [Xy-pic] updates to
Kristoffer H Rose
krisrose at us.ibm.com
Tue Feb 4 11:24:23 CET 2003
A "fixes" release is, as Jurgen and many others have pointed out, much
How about if I update the master sources on
<http://tug.org/applications/Xy-pic/> 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
(http://www.fsf.org/software/patch/) 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 tug.org>
# 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 us.ibm.com> +1(914)784-7642 (fax 6324)
IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, PO Box 704, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598
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