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Re: contributing to Emacs

From: Dr. Arne Babenhauserheide
Subject: Re: contributing to Emacs
Date: Sun, 18 Jun 2023 16:57:56 +0200
User-agent: mu4e 1.10.2; emacs 29.0.90

"Alfred M. Szmidt" <ams@gnu.org> writes:

>    > > We are discussing possible improvement to Emacs-specific contributing
>    > > workflow.
>    > 
>    > It's hard to not be drawn into the bikeshedding, and I've failed, but
>    > perhaps if everyone realizes what this discussion is, it will stop.
>    Why? There's possibility that "sending patches" will be improved as
>    result of the discussion, isn't that good? Perhaps something else
>    will come out of this as well, I can hope at least.
> The improvments suggested so far have been very superficial, and do
> not change the way how one contributes to Emacs -- which was what was
> the supposed hard part at the start of the discussion.

In the discussion it became clear (at least to me) that the way to
contribute is not the main complication, but the discoverability of that
way and that the way seems hard when you see more than a sheet of paper
in print as instructions.

As a contributor I find "just send your patch by email" to be much
easier than any other workflow. Though that may be due to using Emacs to
send emails (via mu4e).

Best wishes,
Unpolitisch sein
hei├čt politisch sein,
ohne es zu merken.

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