3.3.1 The Git contributor’s cycle

Here is a simplified view of the contribution process on Git:

  1. Update your local repository by pulling the most recent updates from the remote repository.
  2. Edit source files within your local repository’s working directory.
  3. Commit the changes you’ve made to a local branch.
  4. Generate a patch to share your changes with the developers.

LilyPond — Contributor’s Guide v2.17.97 (development-branch).