Could someone assist with applying my simple patch in 518393?

Benjamin Drung bdrung at
Tue Mar 15 21:47:27 UTC 2011

Am Dienstag, den 15.03.2011, 17:40 -0400 schrieb Scott Kitterman:
> Benjamin Drung <bdrung at> wrote:
>         Am Dienstag, den 15.03.2011, 20:39 +0000 schrieb Chris
>         Coulson: > The normal process is to subscribe ubuntu-sponsors.
>         There's really no > need to convert it to a debdiff though,
>         although some sponsors will > request this for some reason.
>         I'm not sure why though, as adding a > changelog entry takes
>         an additional 10 - 20 seconds on top of the time > that the
>         sponsor should be spending on reviewing and testing the change
>         > before they upload. > > This culture of rejecting anything
>         good that doesn't have a debdiff > needs to stop, as it's
>         completely frustrating for contributors. There are two types
>         of contributors: prospective Ubuntu developers and drive-by
>         contributors. For the former it is perfectly ok to request a
>         debdiff. They need to learn the tools. For the latter it is
>         too much overhead. The argument for having a debdiff: In a
>         debdiff you have a real name and an email address. The patch
>         author gets the credits. -- Benjamin Drung Debian & Ubuntu
>         Developer -- Ubuntu-motu mailing list
>         Ubuntu-motu at Modify settings or unsubscribe
>         at:
> That or the sponsor spends another 30 with their editor and gives the
> patch author credit.

You may have the name of the author, but not always the email address.
Sometimes you only have a nick name and nothing more.

PS: The quotation in your response is totally broken (see above). Is
this a bug or misconfiguration in your or my email client?

Benjamin Drung
Debian & Ubuntu Developer
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