How to submit your changes

If you would like to contribute changes or correction to the Blender documentation but you don't have write access to the CVS repository, then we prefer to receive them as patches to the DocBook/XML files. Assuming some basic knowledge about CVS usage, this is easy. Here's how you do it:

First of all, before you start working check out the latest CVS tree and work on those files directly. Changes are made to the CVS repository almost daily and you don't want to work on outdated files. Updates are fast as only the changes are downloaded to your workstation.

When you're ready, you issue the following command:

cvs diff -u -w BlenderManual.xml > BlenderManual.xml.diff

The differences between your local copy and the copy in the CVS repository will be stored in BlenderManual.xml.diff. If you want to submit multiple patches, please do a diff for each file separately and send them to the DocBoard maillist.