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Re: Process of adding a package

From: Zelphir Kaltstahl
Subject: Re: Process of adding a package
Date: Mon, 10 May 2021 15:46:27 +0000

Hi Ricardo!

Thank you for your quick reply!

I submitted the patch via e-mail attachment. It was recently said on the mailing
list, that it should not matter, or even be more reliable, when submitting it as
an attachment. However, as I see mostly patches being submitted in the e-mail
body, perhaps something automated does not work correctly with patches submitted
as attachment? Wildly guessing around here : )

Anyway, thank you for looking at the patch.

I thought I had written the patch commit message answering all questions on
However, perhaps I should have checked the linked pages there, especially
Or is it something else, that can be done in a better way about the commit 

Best regards,

On 5/10/21 12:08 PM, Ricardo Wurmus wrote:
> Hi,
>> What is the usual process, after one has sent in a patch adding a new 
>> package to
>> GNU Guix?
> Someone would review it, apply the patch, and then push.
>> The background of the question is, that approximately 2 months ago, I sent 
>> in a
>> patch adding `guile-fslib`
> 2 months is too long.  If you don’t hear from us after a week your patch
> likely fell through the cracks and nobody realized it.  You can ping us.
> I wasn’t aware of your patch, but I found it here:
> The commit message isn’t according to our standards, but that’s easy to fix. 
> The patch itself looks fine, so I’m going to apply it in a moment.  Sorry
> about taking so long!

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