Page on "how to make patch" is out of date

RESOLVED WORKSFORME

Status

P2
normal
RESOLVED WORKSFORME
7 years ago
a year ago

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(Reporter: jduell.mcbugs, Unassigned)

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(Whiteboard: u=mozdev p=2 c=Platform)

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Description

7 years ago
The page at 

  https://developer.mozilla.org/en/Creating_a_patch

is out of date, both in that it spends a lot of time on CVS commands, and that the hg commands it recommends are not as good as those at

  https://developer.mozilla.org/en/Mercurial_FAQ#How_can_I_generate_a_patch_for_somebody_else_to_check-in_for_me.3f

I'm not sure of the best way to fix--I've added a link to the latter page, but we should probably purge the cvs and hg diff info (or maybe move it?  There are still projects that use CVS, and they might want it).

I'm also not positive we want to always recommend using mq to create a patch, instead of hg diff.   mq gives us a better formatted patch (with author info, etc.), but also requires user to know how to delete the patch from their mq series, etc.
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Updated

6 years ago
Component: Documentation Requests → Documentation
Product: Mozilla Developer Network → Mozilla Developer Network
Component: Documentation → General
Product: Mozilla Developer Network → Developer Documentation
Component: General → Mozilla Platform
OS: Linux → All
Priority: -- → P2
Hardware: x86_64 → All
Whiteboard: u=mozdev p=0
Whiteboard: u=mozdev p=0 → u=mozdev p=0 c=Platform
Whiteboard: u=mozdev p=0 c=Platform → u=mozdev p=2 c=Platform

Comment 1

3 years ago
This seems to be the correct page nowadays:
http://mozilla-version-control-tools.readthedocs.org/en/latest/hgmozilla/index.html
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: a year ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
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