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11 Tips for Making and Using Patches

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.