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Re: RFC: DEP-3: Patch Tagging Guidelines

On Tue, Jul 07, 2009 at 12:56:26AM +0100, James Westby wrote:
> Guido Günther wrote:
> >> 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:.
> They are difficult to update though. Say we collaborate in a VCS on the
> same package, and you create a patch and upload it, and then I later
> forward it.
> I will then want to change the "Forwarded:" value in the patch, however
> this is in the commit message, so must I amend your commit in order to
> do that?
Which isn't a problem on patch-queue branches since you either can
recreate them anytime from what's in debian/patches or simply ammend the
commit. They're supposed to be rebased frequently anyway.
 -- Guido

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