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Re: Please post patches to the mailing list

Nick Clifton
Hi Daniel,

> I for one find it much more convenient if all patches pass through this
> mailing list.  Otherwise, there's no way I'll ever see them, nor many of the
> other developers who read this list.  For instance, there's a bunch of
> unnecessary duplication in the latest bfd/addr2line patch; not necessarily
> worth going back to fix now, but it could have been caught in review.
>
> What do others think?  Nick, if this is awkward for you, obviously, ignore
> it - you'd be the most affected.

Oh I agree that the patches should go through at least one of the
mailing lists.

I was under the impression however that all binutils bugzilla updates,
patches, etc were being forwarded to the [hidden email] list.  Are
you not subscribed to this list ?

Cheers
   Nick
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Re: Please post patches to the mailing list

Fred Fish
On Friday 03 June 2005 06:06, Nick Clifton wrote:
> I was under the impression however that all binutils bugzilla updates,
> patches, etc were being forwarded to the [hidden email] list.

Links to them are being mailed to [hidden email].  Perhaps
bugzilla could be configured to forward attachments that are marked as
patches to the [hidden email] list.  If not, I'm OK with
doing that manually in the future.

I'm not currently subscribed to the [hidden email] list, so
I've obviously forgotten that this is supposed to be SOP for
processing binutils patches.  The descriptions of the binutils lists
at http://sources.redhat.com/binutils/ are:

  Mailing lists

  There are three binutils mailing lists:

  [hidden email] (archives)
      For reporting bugs.
  [hidden email] (archives)
      For discussing binutils issues.
  binutils-cvs (archives)
      A read-only mailing list containing the notes from checkins to the binutils CVS repository.

Perhaps the [hidden email] description should say:

      For discussing binutils issues and posting/reviewing patches

or something similar.  Other projects like gcc and gdb have their own
dedicated gcc-patches and gdb-patches lists for posting/reviewing
patches.

-Fred

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Re: Please post patches to the mailing list

Daniel Jacobowitz-2
In reply to this post by Nick Clifton
On Fri, Jun 03, 2005 at 11:06:21AM +0100, Nick Clifton wrote:

> Hi Daniel,
>
> >I for one find it much more convenient if all patches pass through this
> >mailing list.  Otherwise, there's no way I'll ever see them, nor many of
> >the
> >other developers who read this list.  For instance, there's a bunch of
> >unnecessary duplication in the latest bfd/addr2line patch; not necessarily
> >worth going back to fix now, but it could have been caught in review.
> >
> >What do others think?  Nick, if this is awkward for you, obviously, ignore
> >it - you'd be the most affected.
>
> Oh I agree that the patches should go through at least one of the
> mailing lists.
>
> I was under the impression however that all binutils bugzilla updates,
> patches, etc were being forwarded to the [hidden email] list.  Are
> you not subscribed to this list ?

I gave up reading bug-binutils before we started using Bugzilla.
It looks like the quality of the list has improved somewhat since then
:-)  Perhaps I'll go back to reading it.

I'm still inclined to have all patches go through one list rather than
two - take bug-binutils as a parallel to gcc-bugs, and binutils as a
parallel to gcc and gcc-patches.  But I don't feel half so strongly
about it now.  So I'll just pick up another list folder.

--
Daniel Jacobowitz
CodeSourcery, LLC
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Re: Please post patches to the mailing list

Richard Earnshaw-2
In reply to this post by Nick Clifton
On Fri, 2005-06-03 at 11:06, Nick Clifton wrote:
> I was under the impression however that all binutils bugzilla updates,
> patches, etc were being forwarded to the [hidden email] list.  Are
> you not subscribed to this list ?

Please, no.

Bugzilla lists have too much noise on them to be readable.  Every tiny
little change seems to generate yet another email.  It's nearly as bad
as the days when lists were full of spam, only this can't be filtered as
easily.

R.
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Re: Please post patches to the mailing list

James E Wilson
On Fri, 2005-06-03 at 06:42, Richard Earnshaw wrote:
> Bugzilla lists have too much noise on them to be readable.

Binutils doesn't get anywhere near as many bug reports as gcc does, and
doesn't have or need the bugmaster infrastructure traffic either.  The
bug-binutils list averaged only about 4 messages a day in May, and is
quite readable.
--
Jim Wilson, GNU Tools Support, http://www.SpecifixInc.com