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Re: Help on enhancement #3096

From: Andrés G. Aragoneses <knocte_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 12 Jun 2008 17:32:50 +0200

Andrés G. Aragoneses wrote:
> Thanks for your reply Stefan! See inline:
> Stefan Sperling wrote:
>> On Mon, Jun 09, 2008 at 12:03:43PM +0200, "Andrés G. Aragoneses" wrote:
>>> Hello devs.
>>> I just need help on
>>> http://subversion.tigris.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=3096 for:
>>> 1) Reviewing my first patch and, if approved, commit it.
>>> 2) Answer my question regarding the approach I should follow for the
>>> next patch.
>> +1 on moving the Log section to the top. This has always bothered
>> me a bit. It's annoying having to scroll tons of screens in mutt
>> sometimes just to get to the log message.
> Ok, someone with commit rights? :)

Nobody answered to this. Is it either because:
a) There were no readers of this message who have commit rights?
b) There's no general interested in this mini-patch?
c) It's a bad moment for committing now, because we're in RC time
approaching a final version?

>> But I do not agree with making the following the default behaviour:
>> - The list of changes should be added, instead of inline,
>> with an attachment, in order to be able to:
>> a) Delete attachments in your mail client tool in order to reduce
>> disk space usage.
>> b) Extract the diff file as a patch that you can commit to other
>> branches if you want to.
>> As for a), commit lists are high volume by definition, you should
>> know what you're getting yourself into when you subscribe :)
> Well, that use case is the most usual but my need for this actually
> arised because of a totally different one: I worked for a company whose
> software was propietary, and thus its commit-list subscribers were just
> the developers payed to work on it. Obviously, you couldn't opt out to
> this list so having the diffs in attachments would help in case some
> commits are quite larger because:
> a) Either you could stablish rules in your mailbox not to download the
> big attachments.
> b) Or you just could remove them from your inbox (either you use IMAP or
> POP, this is useful for saving disk storage capacity, and at least I
> know one mail client that has this feature).
>> I'm more inclined to accept b), but not for the reason you
>> state, cause you really want to use "svn merge" for that!
> Of course, but giving more options is always welcome I guess (not all
> kinds of devs bother to learn the svn merge command line...).
>> But if adding a command line flag that allows the script to send
>> the changes as attachments is possible, I'd say that's fine.
> +1 for making it configurable, but IMO the attachment format should be
> the default.

Regardless of the default option to be used:
a) Is this desirable in general, more opinions?
b) Will be acceptable for the patch to depend on the MIME::
library/namespace? I don't want to spend time on something that is not
going to be accepted.

Thanks in advance,


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