Getting xserver patches reviewed
eich at suse.de
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:
> > https://bugs.freedesktop.org/buglist.cgi?keywords=patch&product=xorg&bug_status=NEW&bug_status=ASSIGNED&bug_status=REOPENED
> Actually, to be honest, I usually only find myself with time 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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