Getting xserver patches reviewed

Egbert Eich eich at
Mon Nov 26 21:13:03 PST 2007

Daniel Stone writes:
 > On Mon, Nov 26, 2007 at 10:27:42AM -0800, Alan Coopersmith wrote:
 > > Bernardo Innocenti wrote:
 > > > There are a bunch of older xserver and libX11 patches
 > > > that I submitted to the xorg@ list, which went mostly
 > > > ignored for a very long time.
 > > 
 > > When developers have time to review patches, they usually look
 > > in bugzilla, not the mailing list archives, since it's much
 > > easier to search there and find which patches have been applied
 > > (and thus the bugs closed) and which still need to be reviewed.
 > > Make sure to include the keyword "patch", so it shows up on the
 > > list of outstanding patches at:
 > > 
 > >
 > Actually, to be honest, I usually only find myself with time[0] on
 > planes, trains, and, er, buses, which rules Bugzilla out.  I do a search
 > for [PATCH] through xorg@ and review all my flagged mail, and I try to
 > flag interesting patches.

I'm in a similar situation. This however doesn't invalidate the notion
to aslo submit a patch to bugzilla is a good idea.
Bugzilla allows to go back and find the motivation behind a patch
(along with the discussion that led to it).
It is easily trackable as the bugID in the Changelog is sufficient.
We used to have the policy to submit a patch to bugzilla before
applying it when CVS was still around.
For some reason people thought this to be unnecessary after modularization
and the change to git had taken place.


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