Patch states are ambiguous to me

Alasdair G Kergon agk at
Fri Jan 9 00:12:44 EST 2009

On Thu, Jan 08, 2009 at 03:19:52PM -0500, Josh Boyer wrote:
> That's up to the project.  For linuxppc-dev, we typically mark it as Accepted
> once it is in the main powerpc tree.
> >What is 'Awaiting Upstream' for?  Awaiting something to happen upstream,
> >like a dependency on something in another tree being accepted first?
> In powerpc land, the maintainers have typically used that to indicate that
> it's on it's way upstream.

Basically, I seem to be missing a final 'Upstream' state.

-> Under Review
-> Accepted Into Maintainer Tree  (might sit here for several releases)
-> Awaiting Upstream Inclusion  (e.g. will go in next merge window)
but then how do I mark it as having been included upstream and finished with?

Leaving items as 'Awaiting Upstream' when archiving seems confusing.

> >What is the distinction between 'New' and 'Under Review'?
> >- Isn't anything new automatically under review?
> Under Review means "someone is actually reviewing the patch now"
So you use New for a triage stage, to mean it's waiting to be assigned
to/claimed by someone to review.

agk at

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