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Re: RFC: DEP-3: Patch Tagging Guidelines

Hi Raphaël,
On Mon, Jun 15, 2009 at 06:12:49PM +0200, Raphael Hertzog wrote:
> Hello,
> please find below a first draft of DEP-3 that I called Patch Tagging
> Guidelines. The idea is to standardize a set of meta-information to embed
> in patches that we apply. Please review, share your comments and ideas of
> enhancements.
Having this kind of information in patches if useful. Those of us that
maintain their quilt patches on patch-queue branches in git have most of
the information already autogenerated by git-format-patch:

$ cat 0004-fix-Debian-specific-path-to-hvm-loader.patch
From: Guido Guenther <agx@sigxcpu.org>
Date: Thu, 26 Feb 2009 14:29:58 +0100
Subject: [PATCH] fix Debian specific path to hvm loader

Closes: #517059
 src/xen_internal.c |    2 +-
 1 files changed, 1 insertions(+), 1 deletions(-)

diff --git a/src/xen_internal.c b/src/xen_internal.c

So 'Description' (Subject), 'Bug' (Closes), Signed-Of-By, Origin
(Author) are already there, some of them already being used by other
tools (git-dch). Wouldn't it make sense to choose (or at least allow
for) a format that's compatbile with what git-format-patch generates?
 -- Guido

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