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{{Note|[https://tortoisehg.bitbucket.io/ TortoiseHg] is a GUI for Mercurial and it is especially recommended for users doing their first steps with source code management systems.  Linux, macOS, and MS Windows are supported.}}
 
{{Note|[https://tortoisehg.bitbucket.io/ TortoiseHg] is a GUI for Mercurial and it is especially recommended for users doing their first steps with source code management systems.  Linux, macOS, and MS Windows are supported.}}
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== Creating and submitting patches (changesets) ==
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If you want to share your modifications, for example to fix a nasty '''bug #42424''', you cannot just submit your changes to Octave's main repository.  You have to generate a '''patch (or changeset)''' so other Octave developers can include them into Octave's source code.
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# Get the latest version of Octave (or some Octave package) <pre>hg clone https://www.octave.org/hg/octave</pre> or when already cloned <pre>hg pull && hg update</pre>
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# Make your changes (fix bug #42424) and save them.  '''Make sure that your changes don't introduce new bugs!'''  Thus it is recommended to [[Building | build Octave]] and to [[Tests | run Octave's test suite]] before proceeding.<br>{{Warning|Please follow the [[Contribution guidelines]] for C/C++ or Octave code files!}}
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# Commit your changes <pre>hg commit</pre> Mercurial will open your default editor<ref>To set your default Mercurial editor, read https://www.mercurial-scm.org/wiki/editor .</ref> and ask you for a commit message.  Please follow the [[commit message guidelines]], e.g. <syntaxhighlight lang="text">help.m: Display relevant topics first (bug #42424)
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* scripts/help/help.m: Describe what you changed to display relevant topics
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  first.  The maximal line width is 80 characters.</syntaxhighlight>
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# Export the changes <pre>hg export -r tip -o bug42424.patch</pre> The final patch for submission will look like this {{file|bug42424.patch|<syntaxhighlight lang="diff"># HG changeset patch
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# User Awesome Hacker <awesome@hacker.com>
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# Date 1591780091 -32400
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#      Wed Jun 10 18:08:11 2020 +0100
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# Node ID 68c698c4f2fd98bf2d48234bd1da99e91763114f
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# Parent  f5c9bb5955e7c9fddef5c3c3f115201e11b43b79
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help.m: Display relevant topics first (bug #42424)

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