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Re: On commit access, patch review, and remaining healthy

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: On commit access, patch review, and remaining healthy
Date: Wed, 08 Jun 2022 23:10:07 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/28.1 (gnu/linux)

Efraim Flashner <> skribis:

> On Tue, Jun 07, 2022 at 05:11:48PM +0200, Ludovic Courtès wrote:


>> The manual mentions the two web interfaces in addition to Emacs:
>> Do you or would you use them to keep track of pending patches?

You didn’t reply to that one but I suppose it’s “no”.

> Of the little bit I've seen of debbugs I think I really want is to have
> a mailbox folder with just the patches and bugs in it (finally set this
> up yesterday) and to have the threads automatically marked as read after
> the bug has been closed. I don't know anything about usertags to make
> use of them, so it's not something I've ever missed.
> Since I've now split the mailboxes I have less than 300 unread messages
> from guix-devel and almost 7000 unread in my shared guix-patches/bugs-guix
> mailbox. I would gladly trade that mailbox for something in the terminal
> that connected to debbugs directly for the autoupdating of closed bugs
> and would still allow me to pipe the patches themselves to apply them to
> the git repo.
> It might be what I'm looking for is a minimal emacs config that is just
> a frontend to debbugs and lets me use all my normal tools (vim, msmtp,
> etc.) for everything else.

Well, you could do use Emacs + debbugs.el to browse the list of bugs,
but coming up with a simple CLI is doable.


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