Copyright © 2000 by Eric S. Raymond
|Revision 3.4||2002-01-04||Revised by: esr|
|More about good patching practice.|
|Revision 3.3||2001-08-16||Revised by: esr|
|New section about how to send good patches.|
|Revision 3.2||2001-07-11||Revised by: esr|
|Note about not relying on proprietary components.|
|Revision 3.1||2001-02-22||Revised by: esr|
|LDP Styleguide fixes.|
|Revision 3.0||2000-08-12||Revised by: esr|
|First DocBook version. Advice on SourceForge and a major section on documentation practice added.|
This HOWTO describes good release practices for Linux and other open-source projects. By following these practices, you will make it as easy as possible for users to build your code and use it, and for other developers to understand your code and cooperate with you to improve it.
This document is a must-read for novice developers. Experienced developers should review it when they are about to release a new project. It will be revised periodically to reflect the evolution of good-practice standards.