Use some common sense when making and using patches. For example, when sending bug fixes to a program’s maintainer, send several small patches, one per independent subject, instead of one large, harder-to-digest patch that covers all the subjects.
Here are some other things you should keep in mind if you are going to distribute patches for updating a software package.
|• Tips for Patch Producers||Advice for making patches.|
|• Tips for Patch Consumers||Advice for using patches.|
|• Avoiding Common Mistakes||Avoiding common mistakes when using |
|• Generating Smaller Patches||How to generate smaller patches.|