[wp-hackers] Question regarding making patches to core

Stephen Rider wp-hackers at striderweb.com
Wed Oct 1 17:01:51 GMT 2008

Very helpful. Thanks.


On Oct 1, 2008, at 11:56 AM, Aaron D. Campbell wrote:

> The changes won't go into the latest stable, they'll most likely go  
> into trunk (2.7), so the diff should be made from that. If they ARE  
> going into the current release (in this case, 2.6.x), then the diff  
> should be made from that branch (branches/2.6) rather than a stable  
> tag.
> Once something it tagged, it doesn't change. As for knowing where  
> your patch will be applied, almost everything will go to trunk. The  
> only things that will go to the current branch are security fixes  
> and bug fixes (if they are important enough).
> Hope that helps.
> Stephen Rider wrote:
>> If I want to make a patch and submit it to Trac, should I make the  
>> changes to the latest stable release and diff that, or change a  
>> recent nightly and diff that? Is there a preferred way or maybe it  
>> doesn't matter?

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