Getting things in... Was: Re: shifts on 64bit ints
gall at rochcivictheatre.org
Sat Aug 5 02:06:36 EST 2000
David Edelsohn wrote:
> >>>>> Gabriel Paubert writes:
> Gabriel> I plan to send a lot of small obvious bugfixes in the next 3-4 weeks, the
> Gabriel> diffs between my tree and the official one now run in the megabyte range,
> Gabriel> and this is too much (would the BitKeeper tree accept the VME patches and
> Gabriel> PrePboot BTW ?)
> Gabriel> What I would for one like to see is that people that write a patch that
> Gabriel> may affect other machines than their own first publish it on this list and
> Gabriel> wait a couple of days for comment and test results before pushing it to
> Gabriel> the official source tree, somewhat like what happens on gcc-patches.
I must confess this is one of those areas where I wish we were on CVS
instead of BK.
If you want feel free to send your patches my way and I'll be sure
that they get in. I can at least test things on my prep, chrp rs6000s
and even my power mac.
> linuxppc-dev is not necessarily a patch submission mailinglist.
> Until PowerPC Linux development has such a thing, I think that it is
> better to coordinate with and directly send patches to someone with
> write-access who can apply the patches instead of throwing them up in the
> air and hoping that someone catches them.
This can be a good thing or a bad thing tho. I'd rather like to see
patches posted to the list. Granted there's some line there where they
simply get too big and a link is better. At least with posting to the
list everyone has the chance to comment and better yet test them out!
Linux Guy "My heart is human, my blood is boiling,
tgall at uswest.net my brain IBM" -- Mr Roboto, Styxx
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