[PATCH]: Optional explanation for options

Magnus Therning magnus at therning.org
Mon Sep 19 09:59:23 BST 2005

On Fri, Sep 16, 2005 at 02:05:37PM -0700, Robey Pointer wrote:
>Hash: SHA1
>On 16 Sep 2005, at 0:28, Jan Hudec wrote:
>>On Thu, Sep 15, 2005 at 12:58:27 -0400, John A Meinel wrote:
>>>In the future, can you attach patches, rather than putting them  inline?
>>>It means that patchwork will find them, as well as making it  easier to
>>>just save the attachment, rather than the cut and paste dance.
>>Just as a side note:
>>1) Many others (most remarkably Linus) require patches inline -- and
>>   than everyone needs to keep track of who wants them which way.
>>2) Many mail clients won't properly detect text/x-diff format, so  that's
>>   not reliable for patchwork anyway. So it can as well look for patch
>>   headers everywhere (meaning including in the "body").
>>3) You don't need to do any cut-and-paste dance. Just save the body.
>>   patch will skip the text around the diff proper.
>We've found out the hard way that some mail transports don't preserve
>whitespace correctly, which will invalidate a bzr changeset by  ruining
>the SHA1 digest.

That'd mean they mess up digital signatures as well, right?


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