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Add note in contributing docs about bin/rebuild-script.py

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@@ -493,6 +493,13 @@ Virtualenv's release schedule is tied to pip's -- each time there's a new pip
release, there will be a new virtualenv release that bundles the new version of
pip.
+Files in the `virtualenv_embedded/` subdirectory are embedded into
+`virtualenv.py` itself as base64-encoded strings (in order to support
+single-file use of `virtualenv.py` without installing it). If your patch
+changes any file in `virtualenv_embedded/`, run `bin/rebuild-script.py` to
+update the embedded version of that file in `virtualenv.py`; commit that and
+submit it as part of your patch / pull request.
+
.. _contributing to pip: http://www.pip-installer.org/en/latest/contributing.html
.. _virtualenv repo: https://github.com/pypa/virtualenv/
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