[GRASS5] What to release as 5.1.0?

Bernhard Reiter bernhard at intevation.de
Wed Feb 26 04:52:06 EST 2003

On Tue, Feb 25, 2003 at 10:44:43PM -0800, cheg01 at attbi.com wrote:
> Where can I find the correct proceedure for generating a patch? I assume it
> is done with diff but I don't know exactly how.

If you have the right version checkout out via CVS,
you can use the "cvs diff -u" command.

This is the ideal solution as your patch will 
most likely go clean into the CVS branch
and you also can see if somebody else changed something in this area.

In other cases you do
	diff -u oldfile newfile  >x.patch

If you have new and old version in two different directories,
it is easier to use
	diff -ur olddirectory newdirectory >x.patch

Check the resulting file.
Rename it to something useful and add some documentation
to the begining. The "patch" program does ignore extra lines.

Some very general hints can also be found at:


> Date: Mon, 24 Feb 2003 16:41:54 +0100
> From: Bernhard Reiter <bernhard at intevation.de>
> To: grass5 at grass.itc.it
> Subject: Re: [GRASS5] v.digit color name mismatch

> Can you add your solution to bug report #1670?
>  https://intevation.de/rt/webrt?serial_num=1670&display=History
>  This is possible using email.
>  mail to grass-bugs a t intevation.de
>  having the following string within the subject line:
> [bug #1670]
> If you can produce a patch against CVS head
> somebody with CVS access will commit it.

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