[openssl-commits] [openssl] master update

Matt Caswell matt at openssl.org
Mon Nov 2 14:35:04 UTC 2015

The branch master has been updated
       via  f89ee71bc81017e04ac50f570d8aed87f495bcf2 (commit)
      from  1c2e5d560d5143d8fc1cf7e6b598199201e60a45 (commit)

- Log -----------------------------------------------------------------
commit f89ee71bc81017e04ac50f570d8aed87f495bcf2
Author: Matt Caswell <matt at openssl.org>
Date:   Sun Nov 1 14:41:29 2015 +0000

    Clarify the preferred way of creating patch files
    Clarify that git format-patch output is preferred for creating patch files.
    Reviewed-by: Richard Levitte <levitte at openssl.org>


Summary of changes:
 CONTRIBUTING | 10 ++++++++--
 1 file changed, 8 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

index 1d46f7b..9d63d8a 100644
@@ -22,8 +22,14 @@ current Git or the last snapshot. They should follow our coding style
 warnings using the --strict-warnings flag.  OpenSSL compiles on many varied
 platforms: try to ensure you only use portable features.
-Our preferred format for changes is "diff -u" output. One method is to use
-"git diff"  Another is to generate it something like this:
+Our preferred format for patch files is "git format-patch" output. For example
+to provide a patch file containing the last commit in your local git repository
+use the following command:
+# git format-patch --stdout HEAD^ >mydiffs.patch
+Another method of creating an acceptable patch file without using git is as
 # cd openssl-work
 # [your changes]

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