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Re: RFC: DEP-3: Patch Tagging Guidelines

On Sun, Jul 05, 2009 at 02:54:33PM +0200, Michael Banck wrote:
> On Sun, Jul 05, 2009 at 02:32:57PM +0200, Guido Günther wrote:
> > We can of course convert from and to a DEP#3 compatible format but why
> > not use something the rest of world uses for exchanging patches?
> It is not what the rest of the world uses; it is just what git uses.
It's what's used in emails when exchanging patches, it's not at all git
specific. It's just that git has a convenient way to generate these.
We're looking into using an RFC 2822 style format, why not something
that can be directly used as a mail message. It makes exchanging patches

> I am concerned that just allowing to use git-format-patch will result in
> people not making an effort to markup other metadata in DEP#3 format,
> like bug numbers or reviewers and leave those as free-form in the body.
We can have Forwarded:, Origin:, Received-by: in this format as well,
just like Signed-off-by: or Reviewed-by: or Thanks:.
 -- Guido

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