Wayland, Weston and libinput to patchwork?

Marek Chalupa mchqwerty at gmail.com
Fri Oct 3 01:41:37 PDT 2014

I like it :)


On 1 October 2014 10:45, Pekka Paalanen <ppaalanen at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> at least with Wayland and Weston, we have bit of hard time tracking the
> patches that need attention. I think I am currently the only one who
> actually keeps a backlog, my backlog is not public, and I cannot be a
> maintainer 100% all the time, so this won't scale or work for too long.
> How about we started using http://patchwork.freedesktop.org/ ?
> Apparently it works fine for Mesa et al., right?
> I believe it picks up patch emails from the mailing lists automatically
> and creates issues, and with a git hook at fd.o repos, a git-push can
> automatically close issues.
> There was also some command line tool for the patchwork database, IIRC.
> It wouldn't change how we work: patches are good in the mailing list,
> inline, we would still do review on the mailing list, etc. We would
> just have an automatically maintained list of open patches.
> For the record, this was the announcement for Mesa:
> http://lists.freedesktop.org/archives/mesa-dev/2013-November/049293.html
> Wayland-devel mailing list gets patches to three different projects:
> Wayland, Weston, and libinput. Is this a problem? Sometimes it is hard
> for even humans to see which repository a patch is targeting.
> From a quick chat with tfheen, it seems like patchwork assumes 1:1
> between mailing lists and projects. OTOH, it looks like Xorg project in
> patchwork gets patches to a myriad of different git repos, and you can
> filter search results based on subject.
> People do already usually use something like "[PATCH weston v7]" to
> identify the target, so filtering by subject should mostly work.
> What do you think?
> Would libinput want to be in patchwork?
> Thanks,
> pq
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