[OSM-dev] How to handle FreeThePostCode tickets?

Frederik Ramm frederik at remote.org
Mon May 14 21:42:54 BST 2007


> Is there a set method for submitting patches? Is there a page on the  
> wiki for this?

Not that I am aware of.

Basically we have three kinds of applications:

1. Applications where anybody can submit a patch and it will be more or 
less automatically used. This is the case for example with the 
tiles at home client, where you just apply your patch to the SVN, maybe add 
a message to the wiki pagem, and it will be pulled by the clients 
without further ado.

2. Applications where anybody can submit a patch (and apply it to SVN) 
but, being a server application, the patch only becomes active when the 
server admin updates from SVN. Depending on the personal preferences of 
the admin in charge, pulling stuff from SVN may be standard operating 
procedure, or may be done only on request, and some might even have 
problems with pulling stuff from SVN because they never check in their 
changes ;-)

3. Applications outside of our shared SVN, like JOSM, where it is the 
responsibility of those with SVN access to deal with patches.

> P.S. I have a patch attached to
> <http://josm.openstreetmap.de/ticket/140> which I would like to be  
> applied. :-)

For JOSM patches, I do regularly check the JOSM SVN but if you write 
something on the list or email me directly, you might get a patch in 
quicker. (Also, plain and simple patches will be accepted quicker, 
because for the more complex ones that may turn JOSM on its head if one 
is not careful, I often talk to Imi and do some tests myself before 
applying it.)

Your .gpx.gz patch is applied and will be in josm-latest.jar from 
tomorrow morning if it is autobuild's will.


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