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doc: Add advice about ChangeLogs and synchronizing submodules

* README-hacking: Update accordingly.
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eggert committed Jul 4, 2010
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@@ -39,6 +39,12 @@ which are extracted from other source packages:
$ ./bootstrap
+To use the most-recent gnulib (as opposed to the gnulib version that
+the package last synchronized to), do this next:
+ $ git submodule foreach git pull origin master
+ $ git commit -m 'build: update gnulib submodule to latest' gnulib
And there you are! Just
$ ./configure --quiet #[--enable-gcc-warnings] [*]
@@ -60,6 +66,29 @@ to use recent system headers. If you configure with this option,
and spot a problem, please be sure to send the report to the bug
reporting address of this package, and not to that of gnulib, even
if the problem seems to originate in a gnulib-provided file.
+* Submitting patches
+If you develop a fix or a new feature, please send it to the
+appropriate bug-reporting address as reported by the --help option of
+each program. One way to do this is to use vc-dwim
+<>), as follows.
+ Run the command "vc-dwim --help", copy its definition of the
+ "git-changelog-symlink-init" function into your shell, and then run
+ this function at the top-level directory of the package.
+ Edit the ChangeLog file that this command creates, creating a
+ properly-formatted entry according to the GNU coding standards
+ <>.
+ Run the command "vc-dwim" and make sure its output looks good.
+ Run "vc-dwim --commit".
+ Run the command "git format-patch --stdout -1", and email its output
+ in, using the output's subject line.
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