[Ksummit-discuss] "Maintainer summit" invitation discussion
mpe at ellerman.id.au
Fri Apr 21 10:34:10 UTC 2017
Mauro Carvalho Chehab <mchehab at s-opensource.com> writes:
> Em Wed, 19 Apr 2017 13:20:37 -0700
> James Bottomley <James.Bottomley at HansenPartnership.com> escreveu:
>> 1. Since most people agree that these form of notifications are useful,
>> should we have a standard email for it (or at least a list of things
>> which should be in that email, like commit-id, tree, maintainer,
>> mailing list and the version of the kernel it is expected to be
>> pushed for).
>> 2. Given that we all run ad-hoc infrastructure to produce these emails,
>> could we get a set of blessed scripts up on kernel.org for all
>> comers so we can use the central infrastructure rather than rolling
>> our own.
> I suspect that this very much depends on the way each maintainer handle
> patches. For subsystems like media, where we use patchwork, notification
> comes for free with the tool.
AFAIK patchwork can only notify the submitter of the patch, which is OK,
but I think it's preferable if the notification goes to the recipient
list of the original mail.
For example it's quite handy to know when another maintainer has merged
a patch, so you don't merge it too, or wonder if you should.
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