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Re: The point of patch management.

From: <kfogel_at_collab.net>
Date: 2003-07-07 17:59:16 CEST

pll@lanminds.com writes:
> It may be time for this, I don't know. There is a lot of volume on
> this list, though for the most part, if the members of this list
> follow the conventions of using good Subject: lines including
> [PATCH] and other prefixes, then it's a simple job for procmail.
> For the most part, my view of the dev list is split into what appears
> to be 3 separate lists, dev, [PATCH], and [ISSUE]. Things only get
> really confusing when someone doesn't follow the convention and
> includes a patch without setting the subject line properly, or
> procmail returns a false positive on a subject line containing
> 'patch' or 'issue'. But that's rare. It's more common for a patch
> to be submitted without a proper subject line.

We don't really have the "[ISSUE]" convention, though some people do
it anyway, which is fine.

We definitely do have the "[PATCH]" convention, however, and you
should feel free to remind patch submitters if they forget to put it
in their subject line. Managing patch submitters is part of managing
patches, I guess :-).

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Received on Mon Jul 7 18:50:26 2003

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