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Re: Seeking a "Patch Champion"

From: Karl Fogel
Subject: Re: Seeking a "Patch Champion"
Date: Mon, 25 Apr 2016 14:22:30 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.1.50 (gnu/linux)

Lars Magne Ingebrigtsen <address@hidden> writes:
>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...

Ah, good point, agreed.

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