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1# Project naming and copyright attribution:
3 *  "The MacPorts Project" is the string that shall be used wherever
4    there's a need to reference our project name, such as in copyright
5    notices.
7 *  A developer or contributor is advised to attribute himself a copyright
8    notice if he/she is contributing a full new source file or a full
9    new feature to an already existing source file in the "base"
10    component of our repository.
12 *  An exception to this rule is our Portfiles, since they are partly
13    meant for human eyes consumption and the boilerplate header comments
14    should be kept down to a minimum
16 *  A copyright notice attributed to our group name, "The MacPorts
17    Project", should also be added to these source files (if not already
18    there) if they're being uploaded to the "base" component of our
19    repository, since as such they are being contributed to the project.
22# Commits to the "base" component of the repository:
24 *  Commits with user-visible affect made to the "base" component of the
25    repository should be accompanied by a corresponding entry in the
26    base/ChangeLog file, with references to pertinent Trac ticket
27    numbers and svn commit revisions where appropriate.
29 *  Such entries to the ChangeLog need not be full duplications of their
30    related commit logs if the latter are thorough explanations of
31    what's involved in the commit. In such cases it's perfectly
32    acceptable to enter just a summary of the commit and point the
33    reader to further information through the related svn revision and
34    Trac ticket number (if applicable).
36 *  Related commits to "base" should be grouped in a single ChangeLog
37    entry.
39 *  Commits to "base" need not update the base/NEWS file, as such will be
40    constructed with the relevant information at MacPorts release time
41    by the release engineers.
44# Whitespace rules as discussed on the development list (macports-dev):
46 *  All source code files MUST use soft tabs at a tabstop of 4. No hard
47    tabs are allowed.
49 *  All source code files SHOULD have the following as the first line of
50    the file:
52        # -*- coding: utf-8; mode: tcl; tab-width: 4; indent-tabs-mode: nil; c-basic-offset: 4 -*- vim:fenc=utf-8:ft=tcl:et:sw=4:ts=4:sts=4
54    This is a modeline that works for both emacs and vim.
56 *  Portfiles SHOULD use soft tabs at a tabstop of 4, but implementation
57    of this is left up to the discretion of the maintainer.
59 *  Portfiles SHOULD use the given modeline
61 *  Makefiles MUST use tabs as it is required by the syntax. Makefiles
62    SHOULD use a tab stop of 8.
64 *  Makefiles MAY use a modeline. The following works for emacs and vim:
66        # -*- coding: utf-8; mode: Makefile; tab-width: 8; indent-tabs-mode: t -*- vim:fenc=utf-8:ft=Makefile:noet:sw=8:ts=8
68 *  All other files (documentation, etc) SHOULD use soft tabs at a tabstop
69    of 4 if the document format allows.
71 *  All other files (documentation, etc) SHOULD NOT use a modeline as it
72    is probably meant for human consumption.
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