Wayland and Weston in Patchwork

Imran Zaman imran.zaman at gmail.com
Tue Nov 4 05:43:42 PST 2014

Thats really good initiative Pekka/Daniel. Thanks.


On Tue, Nov 4, 2014 at 1:14 PM, Pekka Paalanen <ppaalanen at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi all,
> some of you already know that we now have
> http://patchwork.freedesktop.org/project/wayland/list/
> to keep track of the patches sent to wayland-devel mailing list.
> Thanks to Daniel for setting that up. :-)
> We initialized the patch list with my review backlog. If you are
> waiting for review on a patch, that is not for libinput, and you do not
> see it listed in Patchwork at all (try disabling the filters too),
> rebase and re-send it, please.
> For contributors:
> We have a filter, that prevents libinput patches from appearing on
> patchwork, because libinput developers did not feel the need for it. I
> seem to recall the filter works by looking at the email subject if it
> contains "libinput" in the [subject-prefix].
> Otherwise, all wayland, weston, and wayland-web patches should appear
> on that list when they hit the mailing list. If you find that a patch
> does not soon appear there while it does appear on the mailing list
> archives[1], please send an email to me and Daniel (cc'd) because
> something is wrong.
> When you send patches to wayland-devel@, you can register your email
> address in Pathwork, which allows you to manage the state of your own
> patches. If you re-send or send revised versions of your patches, I
> would hope you also take the time to mark your old patches in Patchwork
> as "superseded" as appropriate.
> You change the patch status by clicking the patch link in the list, and
> on the following page you should have box titled "Patch Properties"
> near the top. If you don't see that, you don't have permissions to
> change it (e.g. not logged in, or unregistered email address).
> If you want to become a Patchwork maintainer, i.e. have the rights to
> change also other people's patch states, ask me or Daniel.
> The old announcement of Patchwork for Mesa contains more information:
> http://lists.freedesktop.org/archives/mesa-dev/2013-November/049293.html
> Just replace the "mesa" project name with "wayland" where needed.
> It also includes a command line client for Patchwork.
> For Wayland/Weston maintainers:
> There is a git hook in place on the upstream repositories of Wayland
> and Weston, that will automatically mark a patch in Patchwork as
> "Accepted" if you push it to master unmodified. If you edit anything
> except the commit message, the automatic update will likely fail and
> you need to update the status manually.
> When you do a push with successful automatic update, you see something
> like:
> $ git push origin master
> Counting objects: 8, done.
> Delta compression using up to 4 threads.
> Compressing objects: 100% (8/8), done.
> Writing objects: 100% (8/8), 1.46 KiB | 0 bytes/s, done.
> Total 8 (delta 7), reused 0 (delta 0)
> remote: Updating patchwork state for
> http://patchwork.freedesktop.org/project/wayland/list/
> remote: I: patch #34560 updated using rev
> 391820b0d6d9fcd99e12cd32623a476da64c89ce
> remote: I: 1 patch(es) updated to state Accepted.
> To ssh://git.freedesktop.org/git/wayland/wayland
>    4a661c5..391820b  master -> master
> When it fails, it will say so.
> Shortcomings:
> There are several features we would like to see in Patchwork but AFAIK
> are not there (yet?). Patchwork does not recognize re-submissions so
> that it could automatically set a patch as "Superseded". It does not
> maintain patch sets. You can create "Bundles", but so far those are
> just named collections of individual patches, and you need to create
> them manually.
> If you want to see only Wayland patches, or only Weston patches, etc.,
> you need to set up a filter based on the patch subject, that relies on
> everyone using the subject-prefix properly. Subject-prefix is not
> always set like this, so the filtered lists will miss something. You
> can configure the filters for the list in the blue header box, clicking
> "Filters".
> We are just starting to use Patchwork here, so we are still learning
> the process. Even with its shortcomings, I believe Patchwork is an
> improvement to the previous situation. At least the review backlog is
> now public, and if we keep the list in Patchwork maintained, patches
> will not get lost.
> Yeah, we also broke the commit announcements through the irc bot while
> getting this up, will see about fixing that.
> Thanks,
> pq
> [1] http://lists.freedesktop.org/archives/wayland-devel/
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