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Re: Seeking a "Patch Champion"

From: Lars Magne Ingebrigtsen
Subject: Re: Seeking a "Patch Champion"
Date: Mon, 25 Apr 2016 20:14:05 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.1.50 (gnu/linux)

Karl Fogel <address@hidden> writes:

>>But the lost patch situation in Emacs is a genuine problem, and one that
>>I think may be disencouraging new contributors.  Here's what I think
>>should happen:
>>1) Whenever somebody posts a patch to emacs-devel, and you don't feel
>>like applying it at once, tell them "send this via `M-x
>>report-emacs-bug', otherwise it'll never be applied".
>>2) People interested in herding patches should start using debbugs-gnu.
>>I've now added another command to make this easier -- just say `M-x
>>debbugs-gnu-patches', and you'll get a nice list of all the bug reports
>>that contain patches.  (Or at least the ones that have been marked as
>>such, but that's pretty much all of them...)
> These two ideas would add burden to the patch submitter, I think,
> unlike John's proposal.

The first one is an added burden to the submitter, but the second one
isn't something the submitter has to deal with at all -- it's for the
cat herders.  I mean, patch managers...

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