[MPlayer-cvslog] CVS: main/DOCS/tech patches.txt,1.25,1.26

Ivan Kalvachev ivan at cacad.com
Sun Mar 6 17:16:05 CET 2005

On Thu,  3 Mar 2005 12:29:36 +0100 (CET)
syncmail at mplayerhq.hu (Diego Biurrun CVS) wrote:

> CVS change done by Diego Biurrun CVS
> Update of /cvsroot/mplayer/main/DOCS/tech
> In directory mail:/var2/tmp/cvs-serv26717/DOCS/tech
> Modified Files:
> 	patches.txt 
> Log Message:
> Patches should not be sent as replies to unrelated threads.
> Index: patches.txt
> ===================================================================
> RCS file: /cvsroot/mplayer/main/DOCS/tech/patches.txt,v
> retrieving revision 1.25
> retrieving revision 1.26
> diff -u -r1.25 -r1.26
> --- patches.txt	21 Sep 2004 08:39:12 -0000	1.25
> +++ patches.txt	3 Mar 2005 11:29:33 -0000	1.26
> @@ -59,6 +59,8 @@
>      The subject line is very important if you do not want your patch to get
>      lost in the noise. We need the uppercase [PATCH] to be able to search
>      for unapplied patches, so please use it.
> +    Do not send your patch as a reply to some other unrelated mail, compose
> +    a new message, otherwise it will probably get overlooked.

I recommend you to add something like this.
"Always send patches as new mail and never as reply of the existing thread.
You must do so because there is hidden threading info that will place your
mail somewhere nobody will notice it, no mater that you have changed the subject."

I mean, a lot of people don't have mplayer-dev address and reply to existing mail
to obtain it. They believe that changing subject will start new thread.
I am sure a lot of people will ignore your message and do it anyway.

Wish You Best
   Ivan Kalvachev

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