The Art of PatchI have recently received a growing number of patches.
In order to make it easier (mainly for me ;-) to integrate them, here are a couple of hints that should not raise much the workload for the submitters, but will reduce the maintainer's workload, thus allowing more patches to be reviewed/integrated in a minimal delay.
Large related data sets
Sets of related data files can be defined as using a common specific script. Examples of such scripts are latin, cyrillic, korean, chinese, japanese (although these last two ones are more complex, sharing some glyphs), etc.
Those should probably be packaged as separate data packages. This means that the current console-data package may not stay as it is. For this reason, I do not plan to include such large data files in console-data, but rather to have guidelines defined for such data packages, which would be better maintained by people using the relevant scripts.
Just (tar and) compress them using gzip or bzip2, since we don't have yet a suitable source-format for these [yes, I planned to work on this quite a long time ago already].
I'd definitely value contributed fallback tables. The current ones may be useful, but surely do not cover the needs of every user.
ACM, SFM and the like
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