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From Stas Bekman <>
Subject Re: Patch management
Date Fri, 21 Nov 2003 08:43:53 GMT
Jeff Trawick wrote:

It's great to see that things are happening, Jeff!

> The people issues are at least:
> a) making sure patches submitted on the mailing list are in the db, by 
> prodding the submitter to consult some on-line doc that describes the 
> requirements for submitting a patch
> - get the style correct
> - use the right diff flavor
> - explain how to reproduce the problem and how the patch has been tested
> - go to and submit the patch as a PR, not forgetting 
> to flag the entry with PatchAvailable
> - make sure that the PR # is in the subject of any on-list discussion of 
> the patch

Why not automate this process. Change bugzilla to do the job and autogenerate 
the right link:

<a hred="[PATCH%20PR%20#12345]">Post the 
patch to the httpd-dev list]</a>

The cool thing about RT is that it does all this for you and all discussions 
at the list are "blogged" into the bug record.

Stas Bekman            JAm_pH ------> Just Another mod_perl Hacker     mod_perl Guide --->

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