linking revisions of a series

Sean Farley sean at
Fri Mar 17 09:12:40 AEDT 2017

Andy Doan <andy.doan at> writes:

> 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.

I was planning doing exactly this (perhaps even using difflib for the
patch content). Are your patches somewhere for this?

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