Creating and submitting a patch

To submit changes or fixes to OpenVPMS, you need to:

  • create a JIRA issue, if one doesn't exist
  • create a patch of the changes, and attach it to the JIRA issue. Don't paste its content in as a comment.
  • add a comment to the issue explaining what it does.

When creating patches:

  • Patch the trunk, not a tag. Otherwise, your patch is outdated the moment you create it and might not be applicable to the development head.
  • Always create the patch from the root of the Maven project, i.e. where the pom.xml file is.

An example on how to create a patch from the command line:

	$ svn diff > ARCH-31.patch
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