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authorAlan Coopersmith <alan.coopersmith@oracle.com>2015-09-18 19:35:26 -0700
committerAlan Coopersmith <alan.coopersmith@oracle.com>2015-09-25 21:48:09 -0700
commit182136da394143fccd8fdd7641ebcb35043038ad (patch)
tree8e6ac6ae81f1b5689c7d085de80ebcc034cc4151 /Development/Documentation/SubmittingPatches.mdwn
parentff86b869b66e0b16edd67bc0e7e550697a854269 (diff)
Update notes on [PATCH] prefixes in SubmittingPatches instructions
Make it clear that patches for *all* Xorg repos, including xserver, should include the repo name in the [PATCH ...] prefix. Signed-off-by: Alan Coopersmith <alan.coopersmith@oracle.com>
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@@ -100,18 +100,19 @@ The subject line of the example patch:
"""]]
The git format-patch command has prefixed the commit _subject line_ with the word [PATCH] on your behalf. If you haven't signed-off in the commit message body, you can do so with the --signoff option.
-If you are submitting a patch for applications, drivers or libraries to xorg-devel list, you should add the component name next to the PATCH word using the --subject-prefix option.
+The reviewers need to know for which component this patch is for when reading the e-mail or filtering in patchwork, as there are over 200 of them. You can configure the git format-patch and git send-email commands to always do it for you:
-Examples:
[[!format txt """
-[PATCH evdev] fix crash on VT switch #12345
-[PATCH libXi] convert to ANSI
+$> git config format.subjectprefix "PATCH evdev"
"""]]
-The reviewers need to know for which component this patch is for when reading the e-mail (there are over 200 of them). You can configure the git format-patch command to always do it for you:
+Or you can add the component name next to the PATCH word using the --subject-prefix option to git format-patch and git send-email.
+Examples:
[[!format txt """
-$> git config format.subjectprefix "PATCH evdev"
+[PATCH evdev] fix crash on VT switch #12345
+[PATCH libXi] convert to ANSI
+[PATCH xserver] randr: add support for holographic projector outputs
"""]]
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