[PATCH] FAQ: insert entry to explain how to test OfflineIMAP

Nicolas Sebrecht nicolas.s-dev at laposte.net
Sun May 8 17:39:59 BST 2011

Signed-off-by: Nicolas Sebrecht <nicolas.s-dev at laposte.net>

This patch is written on top of the recent 

	doc: introduce a new HACKING file
	add documentation about Git


 docs/FAQ.rst |   23 +++++++++++++++++++++++
 1 files changed, 23 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)

diff --git a/docs/FAQ.rst b/docs/FAQ.rst
index cd612ac..4a68b07 100644
--- a/docs/FAQ.rst
+++ b/docs/FAQ.rst
@@ -417,6 +417,29 @@ written in Korn, so you’ll need ksh, pdksh, or mksh to run it::
+How to test OfflineIMAP?
+We don't have a testing tool, for now. As a IMAP client, we need an available
+IMAP server for that purpose. But it doesn't mean you can't do anything.
+Recent patches are merged in the next branch before beeing in the mainline. Once
+you have your own copy of the official repositoty, track this next branch::
+  git checkout -t origin/next
+Update this branch in a regular basis with::
+  git checkout next
+  git pull
+Notice you're not supposed to install OfflineIMAP each time. You may simply
+run it like this::
+  ./offlineimap.py
+The choice is up to you. :-)
 How to submit a patch?

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