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Notes on the vendor directory

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@@ -52,7 +52,10 @@ Note the top level Makefile targets
* make test
Both of these will be run by Travis when you make a pull request but
-you can do this yourself locally too.
+you can do this yourself locally too. These require some extra go
+packages which you can install with
+
+ * make build_dep
Make sure you
@@ -119,6 +122,15 @@ contribution.
* make test
* make tag
+## Updating the vendor dirctory ##
+
+Do these commands to update the entire build directory to the latest
+version of all the dependencies. This should be done early in the
+release cycle. Individual dependencies can be added with `godep get`.
+
+ * make build_dep
+ * make update
+
## Writing a new backend ##
Choose a name. The docs here will use `remote` as an example.

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