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Re: Is it time to drop ChangeLogs?

From: Noam Postavsky
Subject: Re: Is it time to drop ChangeLogs?
Date: Thu, 7 Jul 2016 09:15:25 -0400

On Thu, Jul 7, 2016 at 8:55 AM, Phillip Lord <address@hidden> wrote:
>> I've been sending patches to bug threads, and often getting useful
>> feedback on them (and since it's by email, the comments can easily be
>> inline). Personally, I don't find it more clunky than pushing to a
>> branch, and then opening a PR in a web browser.
> This is true for the first patch, but not true for additional commits.

Yeah, you're right about that. Most of my Emacs patches so far have
been small enough that it didn't really bother me too much.

>> Yes, some patches are forgotten, but I don't see how a PR "system"
>> makes that less likely to happen, e.g., cask has a bunch of open PRs
>> sitting around: https://github.com/cask/cask/pulls.
> I think you have just demonstrated my point. You found out all the
> outstanding ones also.
>>> Perhaps, as a half way house, we could use the resources that we have.
>>> PRs could go to the bug reporting system. This will, at least, keep all
>>> the conversations in one place. If we can tag these with "has patch"
>>> here as well, it will give an queue also.
>> I thought that was the current system. Here is the queue:
>> http://debbugs.gnu.org/cgi/pkgreport.cgi?package=emacs;include=tags%3Apatch;bug-rev=on
> Again, also my point.

If your point is that there are more open patches in Emacs than cask,
IMO that's mostly because Emacs is a larger and older project.

> Phil

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