Patches versus Pull Requests

John Ralls jralls at
Thu Jul 27 13:28:48 EDT 2017

> On Jul 27, 2017, at 9:45 AM, David T. via gnucash-devel <gnucash-devel at> wrote:
> Hello,
> In going over some of the wiki information, I ran into a section that goes into some detail about preparing patches for submission. 
> While this is, no doubt, still a valid way of submitting changes, is this: a) how the project prefers such changes to be submitted, and b) something that anyone is actively using?
> If the answers are “no” and “not many,” then perhaps this information could be removed from the wiki?

It's still valid and although we do see more pull requests than patches on bugs we still need the procedure available as long as we continue to use Gnome's bugzilla.

Besides if one is doing a drive-by patch for a bug it's a lot easier to just run git format-patch than to fork gnucash in Github and create a PR.

John Ralls

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