[ANNOUNCE] libinput 0.4.0

Andrea Giammarchi andrea.giammarchi at gmail.com
Wed Jun 25 09:06:26 PDT 2014

Wow, I couldn't expect all these detailed replies and yes, I haven't seen
this way to deal with patches yet but thank you all for the help, I'll
figure out following your instructions and now I know what to google too :-)

Best Regards

On Wed, Jun 25, 2014 at 5:56 AM, Jasper St. Pierre <jstpierre at mecheye.net>

> On Wed, Jun 25, 2014 at 2:59 AM, Lyude <thatslyude at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Tue, 2014-06-24 at 23:40 -0700, Andrea Giammarchi wrote:
>> > Yeah Peter, I know how to apply a patch and no, I don't have any of
>> > them in my inbox, that's why I've asked what was wrong in my
>> > process ... right now I'm on Gmail in chrome and wayland-devel channel
>> > and zero attachment whatsoever.
>> If you're referring to e-mail attachments that's not what he's getting
>> at. When you apply a patch off the mailing list you literally apply the
>> e-mail itself, not an attachment. Hence why you'd use git-am instead of
>> git-apply. git-am takes a saved copy of the e-mail (in mbox format),
>> extracts the inline patch for you, and applies it to the tree. It's
>> somewhat of a different process then just applying a plain old patches.
>> It's a very different system then most projects nowadays use, since most
>> projects will just do pull requests and that sort of stuff :). So seeing
>> misunderstandings like this isn't at all unusual or something to be
>> disheartened about. We're not the only project to do it though, you'll
>> see that the linux kernel requires you to submit patches in this manner
>> too. It's mostly done because with organized projects like this, having
>> the ability to easily review a patch inline is necessary to discuss
>> changes in the protocol, point out typos and errors in patches, etc.
>> There are alternatives for this, for example Github has the ability to
>> allow you to comment inline on commits in pull requests, but a lot of
>> people here just prefer to use their e-mail clients and whatever text
>> editor they fancy.
> It's a really outdated system, especially considering Pipermail doesn't
> have an mbox link for download. My workaround is usually to hunt around for
> the archive on markmail.org or marc.info and look for the mbox download,
> but those don't seem to be tracking wayland-devel.
> So yeah, if you haven't subscribed to the list, hope you like copying and
> pasting patch files and cleaning them up to get them to apply!
> (Why do we subject ourselves to this terrible infrastructure?)
> Hope I clarified things a bit!
>> Cheers,
>>         Lyude
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> --
>   Jasper
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