patch naming policy
Fabio Massimo Di Nitto
fabbione at ubuntu.com
Mon Apr 11 04:00:23 UTC 2005
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Fabio Massimo Di Nitto wrote:
> Hi everybody,
It's time to get to a conclusion, since we need to start breezy kernel asap.
I liked the idea suggested by both Andres and Horms and, if everybody agrees,
I would like to give a shot to the format suggested by Andres in which the name
of the patch is based on the top most common path that the patch touches, and
use a 3 letter identifier at the beginning to recognize the origin of the patch
(3 for STH, may be more for other sources to avoid clashing). Renaming patches
is still a cheap operation to do, so I don't think we should wait ages to switch.
Since we are still using dpatch, as best practise, once the patch is ready and
tested, add the comment inside it.
I still wish, generally, to write more detailed changelog entries about patches,
but this is really up to every committer.
PS I will start the transition today in our 2.6.12 playground branch.
The last available dish of the food you have decided to eat, will be
inevitably taken from the person in front of you.
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