Robert Treat wrote:
> On Thursday 16 February 2006 00:27, Tom Lane wrote:
> > Robert Treat <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> > > As stated, the following patch adds a list of patch submission guidelines
> > > based on Simon Riggs suggestions to the developers FAQ.
> >
> > A couple minor comments ...
> >
> 
> Attached patch updated based on previous feedback.

I have applied your patch (attached) after some cleanup, and applied to
8.1.X too.  The only part I removed was the requirement to research
previous discussion of the patch.  That usually is not an issue, and can
always be requested after the patch is submitted.

Thanks, nice improvement.

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      <H3 id="item1.5">1.5) I've developed a patch, what next?</H3>
  
!     <P>Generate the patch in contextual diff format. If you are
      unfamiliar with this, you might find the script
!     <I>src/tools/makediff/difforig</I> useful.  Unified diffs are
!     only preferrable if the file changes are single-line changes and
!     do not rely on the surrounding lines.</P>
! 
!     <P>Ensure that your patch is generated against the most recent
!     version of the code. If it is a patch adding new functionality, the
!     most recent version is CVS HEAD; if it is a bug fix, this will be
!     the most recently version of the branch which suffers from the bug
!     (for more on branches in PostgreSQL, see <A href=
!     "#1.15">1.15</A>).</P>
  
!     <P>Finally, submit the patch to [EMAIL PROTECTED] It
!     will be reviewed by other contributors to the project and will be
!     either accepted or sent back for further work. Also, please try to
!     include documentation changes as part of the patch. If you can't do
!     that, let us know and we will manually update the documentation when
!     the patch is applied.</P>
  
      <H3 id="item1.6">1.6) Where can I learn more about the
      code?</H3>
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      <H3 id="item1.5">1.5) I've developed a patch, what next?</H3>
  
!     <P>You will need to submit the patch to [EMAIL PROTECTED] It
!     will be reviewed by other contributors to the project and will be
!     either accepted or sent back for further work. To help ensure your patch
!     is reviewed and committed in a timely fashion, please try to make sure 
your 
!     submission conforms to the following guidelines:
! 
!     <ol>
!     <li>Ensure that your patch is generated against the most recent version 
!     of the code, which for developers is CVS HEAD. For more on branches in 
!     PostgreSQL, see <a href="#1.15">1.15</a>.</li>
! 
!     <li>Try to make your patch as readable as possible by following the 
!     project's code-layout conventions.  This makes it easier for the
!     reviewer, and there's no point in trying to layout things
!     differently than pgindent.  Also avoid unnecessary whitespace
!     changes because they just distract the reviewer, and formatting
!     changes will be removed by the next run of pgindent.</li>
! 
!     <li>The patch should be generated in contextual diff format (<i>diff
!     -c</i> and should be applicable from the root directory. If you are
      unfamiliar with this, you might find the script
!     <I>src/tools/makediff/difforig</I> useful. (Unified diffs are only
!     preferable if the file changes are single-line changes and do not
!     rely on surrounding lines.)</li>
!     
!     <li>PostgreSQL is licensed under a BSD license, so any submissions must 
!     conform to the BSD license to be included. If you use code that is 
!     available under some other license that is BSD compatible (eg. public 
!     domain) please note that code in your email submission</li>
! 
!     <li>Confirm that your changes can pass the regression tests. If your 
!     changes are port specific, please list the ports you have tested it
!     on.</li>
! 
!     <li>Provide an implementation overview, preferably in code comments.
!     Following the surrounding code commenting style is usually a good
!     approach.</li>
! 
!     <li>New feature patches should also be accompanied by documentation
!     patches.  If you need help checking the SQL standard, see <a href=
!     "#1.16">1.16</a>.</li>
! 
!     <li>If you are adding a new feature, confirm that it has been tested
!     thoughly. Try to test the feature in all conceivable
!     scenarios.</li>
! 
!     <li>If it is a performance patch, please provide confirming test
!     results to show the benefit of your patch. It is OK to post patches
!     without this information, though the patch will not be applied until
!     somebody has tested the patch and found a significant performance
!     improvement.</li>
!     </ol>
! 
!     <p>Even if you pass all of the above, the patch might still be
!     rejected for other reasons. Please be prepared to listen to comments
!     and make modifications.</p>
  
!     <p>You will be notified via email when the patch is applied, and
!     your name will appear in the next version of the release notes.</p>
  
      <H3 id="item1.6">1.6) Where can I learn more about the
      code?</H3>
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