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5.5 Developing Fixes

If you want to make a fix on master or on the current stable branch, you work the same way, by producing and discussing a diff on the mailing list. Once it’s approved, you can commit it yourself:

$ git checkout master     Move to master
$ git pull                Make sure we’re up to date with the maintainer
$ gvim …                Make any fixes, compile, test
$ git diff                Review your changes
$ git add …             Add any files for committing
$ git commit              Commit the files with a commit message.

When you’re ready to push your changes:

$ git pull                Download latest version; Git will merge
$ gvim ...                Resolve any merge conflicts with git add and git commit
$ git push                Now you can push your changes upstream

See Merge Conflicts for instructions on dealing with merge conflicts.