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Re: Moving pkgsrc-wip away from SourceForge

On Sun, Jul 5, 2015 at 11:19 AM, Martin Husemann <> wrote:
> Maybe, but I have experienced the opposite with other projects on github:

> I provide a fix to an obvious problem as a context diff against the latest
> snapshot with like four lines changed (and an explanation why it fixes
> an obvious problem). To do this I have to learn about stupid formatting rules
> in the joke of a bug tracker to make the patch at least readable in the
> ticket I am filing.

This is mostly a barrier when you are contributing something through
this process for the first time. Next time you'll know :) Don't

If you had done a pull request in the first place, you would not have
to worry about the formatting. You can do the pull request completely
from the browser:

1. Click "Fork".
2. In your fork, select the file and click "edit".
3. Make your edit.
4. Enter a commit message.
5. Click "create pull request".
6. If you want, add more text. Done.

Think of a pull request as a bug with an attached diff. Yes, the
process is slightly different but it will save the maintainers from
having to fiddle with patches manually. Also, it will run the tests on
the branch.

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