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  • DeveloperGuide

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     1== Some general guidelines for new smartmontools developers ==
     3 * Keep the documentation current, by updating these files:
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     7 * Add your name to the AUTHORS file
     8 * Update the CHANGELOG file (at the top) each time that you check in changes to CVS
     9 * Subscribe to the [ smartmontools developers mailing list]
     10 * Your code should in general be checked directly into CVS. If you are concerned that your changes might have a broad impact, then it is a good idea to circulate an email about it to the developers mailing list above, and perhaps to also circulate your changes in the form of a patch.
     11 * If you are adding substantial code or new code, add yourself as a copyright holder to the top of the relevant file(s).
     12 * Please comment your code enough to make it understandable to others.
     13 * Please keep in mind that smartmontools runs on many different platforms, so one should avoid platform and operating-system-specific code whenever possible.  If you are concerned about the portability of your code, please write to the developers list to ask for help.