Commit a9b29015 authored by François Bobot's avatar François Bobot

First version of DEVELOPER.readme, modify it according to your understanding...

First version of DEVELOPER.readme, modify it according to your understanding of the current informal guidelines
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=== Developer userguide ===
This file summarizes the guidelines used for the developpement of why3
that each one must try to follow.
=== Commiting ===
Every commit must :
* compile, make bench must run until the end
* doesn't contain trailing whitespace
** in emacs : (setq-default show-trailing-whitespace t)
* doesn't use tab for indentation
** in emacs : (setq-default indent-tabs-mode nil)
* doesn't contain files with lines wider than 79 characters
** in emacs lineker mode can be used
Currently no hooks inforce those rules.
=== Nightly Bench ===
Every why3 sessions added in examples, examples/bts, examples/programs,
examples/check-builtin (cf examples/ are replayed every night
on the computer named So the sessions must be created on this
computer in order to be accurate according to the version of the installed
=== Major Release ===
At each major releases :
* every one must take care of what they commit,
* a tag, named with the current version number, must be added at the commit
used for the tarball,
* a commit which increases the version number must be added just after.
=== Fixes Against a Major Release ===
(** Currently we are still in beta version so the fixes are done
in the trunk and we release often *)
The fixes which apply to the last major release must be done in a
specific branch for the last major release. This branch start at the
commit tagged for this realease. Afterward one merge the fixes into
the master branch and make a minor release from the last release
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