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-====================
- SVN Commit Rules
-====================
-
-This is the first file you should be reading after you get your SVN account.
-We'll assume you're basically familiar with SVN, but feel free to post
-your questions on the mailing list. Please have a look at
-http://svnbook.red-bean.com/ for more detailed information on SVN.
-
-PHP is developed through the efforts of a large number of people.
-Collaboration is a Good Thing(tm), and SVN lets us do this. Thus, following
-some basic rules with regards to SVN usage will::
-
- a. Make everybody happier, especially those responsible for maintaining
- the SVN itself.
-
- b. Keep the changes consistently well documented and easily trackable.
-
- c. Prevent some of those 'Oops' moments.
-
- d. Increase the general level of good will on planet Earth.
-
-Having said that, here are the organizational rules::
-
- 1. Respect other people working on the project.
-
- 2. Discuss any significant changes on the list before committing and get
- confirmation from the release manager for the given branch.
-
- 3. Look at EXTENSIONS file to see who is the primary maintainer of
- the code you want to contribute to.
-
- 4. If you "strongly disagree" about something another person did, don't
- start fighting publicly - take it up in private email.
-
- 5. If you don't know how to do something, ask first!
-
- 6. Test your changes before committing them. We mean it. Really.
- To do so use "make test".
-
- 7. For development use the --enable-maintainer-zts switch to ensure your
- code handles TSRM correctly and doesn't break for those who need that.
-
-Currently we have the following branches in use::
-
- trunk Will become PHP 6.0. This CVS branch is for active development.
-
- branches/PHP_5_3 Is used to release the PHP 5.3.x series. It still allows for
- larger enhancements.
-
- branches/PHP_5_2 Is used to release the PHP 5.2.x series. Only bugfixes are permitted
- on this branch (Consult the releasemaster prior to commit).
-
- branches/PHP_5_1 This branch is closed.
-
- branches/PHP_4_4 This branch is closed.
-
-The next few rules are more of a technical nature::
-
- 1. All changes should first go to trunk and then get merged from trunk
- (aka MFH'ed) to all other relevant branches.
-
- 2. DO NOT TOUCH ChangeLog! It is automagically updated from the commit
- messages every day. Woe be to those who attempt to mess with it.
-
- 3. All news updates intended for public viewing, such as new features,
- bug fixes, improvements, etc., should go into the NEWS file of the
- *first* to be released version with the given change. In other words
- any NEWS file change only needs to done in one branch.
-
- NB! Lines, starting with @ will go automagically into NEWS file, but
- this is NOT recommended, though. Please, add news entries directly to
- NEWS file and don't forget to keep them adjusted and sorted.
-
- 4. Do not commit multiple file and dump all messages in one commit. If you
- modified several unrelated files, commit each group separately and
- provide a nice commit message for each one. See example below.
-
- 5. Do write your commit message in such a way that it makes sense even
- without the corresponding diff. One should be able to look at it, and
- immediately know what was modified. Definitely include the function name
- in the message as shown below.
-
- 6. In your commit messages, keep each line shorter than 80 characters. And
- try to align your lines vertically, if they wrap. It looks bad otherwise.
-
- 7. If you modified a function that is callable from PHP, prepend PHP to
- the function name as shown below.
-
-
-The format of the commit messages is pretty simple.
-
-Use a - to start a new item in your commit message.
-
-If a line begins with #, it is taken to be a comment and will not appear
-in the ChangeLog. Everything else goes into the ChangeLog.
-
-It is important to note that if your comment or news logline spans multiple
-lines, you have to put # at the beginning of **every** such line.
-
-Example. Say you modified two files, datetime.c and string.c. In datetime.c you
-added a new format option for the date() function, and in string.c you fixed a
-memory leak in php_trim(). Don't commit both of these at once. Commit them
-separately and try to make sure your commit messages look something like the
-following.
-
-For datetime.c::
-
- - Added new 'K' format modifier to date() for printing out number of days
- until New Year's Eve.
-
-For string.c::
-
- - Fixed a memory leak in php_trim() resulting from improper use of zval_dtor().
- #- Man, that thing was leaking all over the place!
-
-The # lines will be omitted from the ChangeLog automagically.
-
-Use the [DOC] tag in your log message whenever you feel that your changes
-imply a documentation modification. The php-doc team will automatically
-get notified about your commit through the php-doc mailing list.
-
-If you fix some bugs, you should note the bug ID numbers in your
-commit message. Bug ID should be prefixed by "#" for easier access to
-bug report when developers are browsing CVS via LXR or Bonsai.
-
-Example::
-
- Fixed bug #14016 (pgsql notice handler double free crash bug.)
-
-If you don't see your messages in ChangeLog right away, don't worry!
-These files are updated once a day, so your stuff will not show up until
-somewhat later.
-
-When you change the NEWS file for a bug fix, then please keep the bugs
-sorted in decreasing order under the fixed version.
-
-You can use LXR (http://lxr.php.net/) and Bonsai (http://bonsai.php.net/)
-to look at PHP SVN repository in various ways.
-
-To receive daily updates to ChangeLog and NEWS, send an empty message to
-php-cvs-daily-subscribe@lists.php.net.
-
-Happy hacking,
-
-PHP Team