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From "Nicola Ken Barozzi" <>
Subject Re: [ADMIN] process for applying patches
Date Tue, 07 Nov 2000 16:18:44 GMT
From: "MJ Ray" <>
> Paul Russell <> writes:
> > I think there is some place for a patch control system. If
> [...]
> > people can very quickly sanity check the patches and work
> > out why they're doing what they're doing. Cavets with this
> > are that the system would be relatively complex, and would
> > need to be able to access the CVS repositories. Are there
> > any CVS client libraries in java?
> Actually, I suspect the biggest caveat is the time that the developers
> have.  My experience on projects which use a patch control system is
> that they work badly, if at all, mainly because the developers haven't
> time to surf over to the patches website, but they take notice of
> mailed patches.
> The ones which work best seem to have a situation similar to some
> learned journals, where a patch is reviewed by one or two people who
> should know the area, then forwarded to the person with responsibility
> for that section of the code.  On cocoon-dev, this could be achieved
> quite easily by people adhering to the [PATCH] and [C2] subject-line
> conventions and savvy people constructively criticising the patch
> on-list and/or to the maintainer of that section after they've tried
> it out.

Also devs can filter their male by words in subject ([C2], [PATCH]) so to
benefits as of both methods mentioned prior in the mails.


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