linking revisions of a series

Andy Doan andy.doan at
Fri Mar 17 13:36:42 AEDT 2017

On 03/16/2017 05:12 PM, Sean Farley wrote:
> 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?

I have no patches for this specifically, just a rough idea. I'd be happy 
to help/review/test anything you are doing in this area.

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