1. $Id: MAINT,v 1.4 2000/04/11 02:43:51 christos Exp $
  2. Maintenance notes:
  3. I am continuing to maintain the file command. I welcome your help,
  4. but to make my life easier I'd like to request the following:
  5. - Don't change the version numbers!
  6. If your changes are extensive, I will have to work hard to
  7. integrate them into my version. If you check it into SCCS locally,
  8. the version numbers will likely be kept. IF you check it into RCS
  9. or CVS locally, please use -k to keep the version numbers, and
  10. please use branch deltas (1.21.1, 1.21.2, ...). If you don't do
  11. this, I will likely be unable to use your changes; life's just too
  12. short.
  13. - Do not distribute changed versions.
  14. People trying to be helpful occasionally put up their hacked versions
  15. of the file command for FTP, then the "archie" server finds and publishes
  16. the hacked version, and people all over the world get copies of it.
  17. Within a day or two I am getting email from around the world
  18. asking me why "my" file command won't compile!!! Needless to say this
  19. detracts from the limited time I have available to work on the actual
  20. software. Therefore I ask you again to please NOT distribute
  21. your changed version.
  22. Thank you for your assistance and cooperation.
  23. Christos Zoulas