[Zope] Modification Posts to the list (was: [Zope] Import from file via management-interface)

Dieter Maurer dieter@handshake.de
Sun, 10 Sep 2000 08:55:29 +0200 (CEST)

Hi Tino (and other potential patch posters),

if possibly, you should not post complete source modules
to the list. Instead, you should use either context
or uniform differences to the source. Such a difference file is
called a patch.

Patches have considerable advantages over the complete source:

  *  they are much smaller

  *  they can (usually) be applied to more than one version

  *  they show directly what has been changed,
     this is essential for a decision whether or not
     to trust the changes.

I will never install any source modules posted to the list.
Usually, I will not even look at them.

Patches can be created with the "diff" utility.
This is a "standard" unix program (i.e. installed on
any Unix system). There is an improved GNU version,
which is also available for Win/32.
There are other Windows implementations for "diff".

Patches are applied with the "patch" utility.
Again, there is a GNU version, and surely there are versions
for Win/32.