[wp-hackers] Switching from SVN

Ryan Bilesky rbilesky at gmail.com
Fri Dec 10 13:28:37 UTC 2010

I'm with you on this.  I tried to make a patch for a bug I discovered with
Wordpress forcing verbose page rules when they weren't necessary.  Needless
to say I couldn't even get the current code checked out and gave up.  I
ended up just explaining the modification (as it was a simple one line
change) in the ticket.

On Fri, Dec 10, 2010 at 4:30 AM, Mike Schinkel
<mikeschinkel at newclarity.net>wrote:

> On Dec 10, 2010, at 6:40 AM, Peter Westwood wrote:
> > How is switching VCS going to magically make it easier.
> I wasn't so much arguing for a switch as I was explaining why I don't
> produce nearly as many patches as I would like with the hopes someone could
> point out how to do it easier.
> And/or if those who know distributed vc well say it's possible, then my
> scenario would be just one data point to support it.
> > In the situation you describe my process would be as follows:
> >
> > 1) Find bug in stable WordPress while developing client site
> > 2) Search trac for bug reports - find nothing carry on. Find fix - apply
> and test out.
> > 3) Submit trac ticket for bug
> > 4) Create fix for bug in Stable WordPress
> > 5) Submit patch to trac ticket against stable release.
> >
> > You don't need to setup a new site or anything the checkout you have is a
> good place to work
> >
> > In some cases your patch will apply to trunk too anyway - in other cases
> merging it into trunk will require some effort.
> Then after all this time I still don't understand how patching is supposed
> to work.  My assumption has always been that I had to patch from trunk.
>  Maybe you could be so kind as to review this and make comment?
> http://wordpress.stackexchange.com/questions/990/easiest-way-to-create-a-patch-for-submission-to-wordpress-core
> To be clear you are saying that if a project I'm working on is the current
> stable release I can generate a patch from it after modifying core and that
> will work for you?
> -Mike
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