[Mesa-dev] [MR] Update README to recommend MRs instead of `git send-email`

Ilia Mirkin imirkin at alum.mit.edu
Sat Jul 6 17:39:16 UTC 2019

I see this as driving away contributions, esp from new people. MR's
are annoying to create, since they require dealing with the hosting
provider, getting it to host clones, etc. Everyone has email.



On Sat, Jul 6, 2019 at 7:41 AM Eric Engestrom <eric at engestrom.ch> wrote:
> Hi,
> I sent an MR to update the README, but as pointed out there I should
> make sure people who don't look at MRs are also aware of it, so here is:
> https://gitlab.freedesktop.org/mesa/mesa/merge_requests/1223
> ---8<---
> diff --git a/README.rst b/README.rst
> index 4ccd72eca38a0845571c..eba097e652edde48a735 100644
> --- a/README.rst
> +++ b/README.rst
> @@ -56,5 +56,6 @@ Contributions are welcome, and step-by-step instructions can be found in our
>  documentation (`docs/submittingpatches.html
>  <https://mesa3d.org/submittingpatches.html>`_).
> -Note that Mesa uses email mailing-lists for patches submission, review and
> -discussions.
> +We recommend using GitLab Merge Requests (MRs) for patch submission and
> +review, and email mailing-lists for discussions, but the old `git send-email`
> +method is still accepted.
> --->8---
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