linking revisions of a series

Andy Doan andy.doan at
Wed Mar 15 02:50:52 AEDT 2017

On 03/09/2017 07:46 PM, Florian Fainelli wrote:
> On 03/08/2017 05:38 AM, Andy Doan wrote:
>> I was wondering if anyone had interest in adding support to allow
>> patchwork to somehow track revisions of a series? Basically, I'm needing
>> to track as series from start to finish and a Series object in patchwork
>> currently has no links to related series. I have the following rough
>> idea in mind and wanted to get some feedback before getting too deep
>> into this.
>>  if new series created
>>      get list of all series with matching project and submitter
>>      if the subject of one is similar to the new series:
>>           add some marking (foreign key?) to the new series.
>> We'd then have a link-list from start to finish. Is this crazy? Has
>> anyone tried something like this already?
> I like the idea, and there seems to be at least two ways this could be
> helpful:
> - statistics on the patch series (how many, time between them, etc. etc.)
> - automatic superseding of patches?

I would very much like to enable automatic superseding. I actually have 
some out-of-tree patches for things like that which we use inside 
Linaro, and I think its a nice benefit. As described above, I do think 
there will need to be some amount of fuzzy-matching involved in case the 
author makes a slight change to the series title. However, python has a 
really handy "difflib" library that can show if 2 different titles are 
X% similar.

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