We only accept contributions from individuals, not corporate entities. See the project LICENSE file you’re contributing to.
If you find any crashes, please send a full backtrace to the dedicated mailing list.
You can create backtraces with
Before starting a program, you may have to allow core file creation. It is recommended that you put this in your profile:
$ ulimit -c unlimited
Then start the program as usual.
After the program crashes, do the following:
$ gdb -q `which program` /path/to/core gdb> bt full
If you encounter freezes (no crash at all) of the program, you can debug as follows:
$ gdb -q `which program` --attach `pgrep -o program` gdb> bt full
Send the output of that command to the mailing list along with the output of
program -v! Thank you!
There are two types of patches: The ones that fit to your personal taste and the ones you think should be included in mainline.
For patches that should be included in mainline see the community page and the hackers@ mailing list.
Please provide a clear concise “commit message” for your patches.
You can use the following instructions to generate and apply patches posted on this wiki. On how to upload patches which fit your personal taste and you want to show the community, see the wiki page on how to edit the pages you see here.
patch filename format
The expected format for patches is
For git revisions:
The YYYYMMDD date should correspond to the last time the patch has been modified. The SHORTHASH here is the seven chars git commit short hash corresponding to the last commit of the tool on which the patch can be applied correctly and is working with. You can get it by taking the first seven chars of the full hash or for example:
git rev-parse --short <commit-id> (with commit-id: HEAD, commit hash, etc.)
For release versions:
The RELEASE should correspond to the tool release version, ie 6.1 for dwm-6.1.
For git users:
cd program-directory git add filechanges... git commit (write a clear patch description) git format-patch --stdout HEAD^ > toolname-patchname-YYYYMMDD-SHORTHASH.diff
cd modified-program-directory/.. diff -up original-program-directory modified-program-directory > \ toolname-patchname-RELEASE.diff
For git users, use -3 to fix the conflict easily:
cd program-directory git apply path/to/patch.diff
For patches formatted with git format-patch:
cd program-directory git am path/to/patch.diff
cd program-directory patch -p1 < path/to/patch.diff