[PATCH 2/4] models, templates: Add submission relations
lukas.bulwahn at gmail.com
Sat Dec 28 21:11:37 AEDT 2019
On Fr., 27. Dez. 2019 at 18:09, Stephen Finucane <stephen at that.guru> wrote:
> I was going to ask why you did patch relations rather than series
> relations, but I'm guessing PaStA works on a patch level? No issues
> with that, but it would be nice to reuse the relationship information
> to link series somehow. I've no idea how that would happen though, so
> we can probably think about that later.
Pasta works on relating patches to each other. Historically, it was
intended to relate patches and to identify their evolution in out-of-tree
developments. So, these developments never had the notion of proper series,
but only of versions of sets of patches. Ralf Ramsauer et al. then
recognized that this could be used on mailing lists as well, relating
patches on mailing lists.
I agree that computing relations on series would be really nice. We already
recorded the task as future work here:
Given the possible solution space to compute the relationship, i.e., which
factors to account and how to weigh them, this task is probably a bachelor
thesis or even a master thesis work, including a proper evaluation. If you
know anyone interested, let us know. We will look for students interested
in working on this topic in 2020.
I hope we can see all of Mete's patches included in the final 2.2.0. We
want to make the current heuristics from Pasta useful to others, and the
integration into patchwork is an important step for that.
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