[dpdk-dev] [PATCH v2] doc: add sub-repositories information

Ferruh Yigit ferruh.yigit at intel.com
Fri Nov 11 14:34:17 CET 2016

DPDK switched to main and sub-repositories approach, this patch
documents new approach and updates development process according.

Signed-off-by: Ferruh Yigit <ferruh.yigit at intel.com>
Acked-by: John McNamara <john.mcnamara at intel.com>
 doc/guides/contributing/patches.rst | 18 +++++++++++++++---
 1 file changed, 15 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)

diff --git a/doc/guides/contributing/patches.rst b/doc/guides/contributing/patches.rst
index 729aea7..fabddbe 100644
--- a/doc/guides/contributing/patches.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/contributing/patches.rst
@@ -20,7 +20,14 @@ The DPDK development process has the following features:
 * There is a mailing list where developers submit patches.
 * There are maintainers for hierarchical components.
 * Patches are reviewed publicly on the mailing list.
-* Successfully reviewed patches are merged to the master branch of the repository.
+* Successfully reviewed patches are merged to the repository.
+* There are main repository ``dpdk`` and sub-repositories ``dpdk-next-*``.
+* A patch should be sent for its target repository. Like net drivers should be on top of dpdk-next-net repository.
+* All sub-repositories are merged into main repository for -rc1 and -rc2 versions of the release.
+* After -rc2 release all patches should target main repository.
 The mailing list for DPDK development is `dev at dpdk.org <http://dpdk.org/ml/archives/dev/>`_.
 Contributors will need to `register for the mailing list <http://dpdk.org/ml/listinfo/dev>`_ in order to submit patches.
@@ -33,12 +40,17 @@ Refer to the `Pro Git Book <http://www.git-scm.com/book/>`_ for further informat
 Getting the Source Code
-The source code can be cloned using either of the following::
+The source code can be cloned using either of the following:
-    git clone git://dpdk.org/dpdk
+main repository::
+    git clone git://dpdk.org/dpdk
     git clone http://dpdk.org/git/dpdk
+sub-repositories (`list <http://dpdk.org/browse/next>`_)::
+    git clone git://dpdk.org/next/dpdk-next-*
+    git clone http://dpdk.org/git/next/dpdk-next-*
 Make your Changes

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