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From: Xinglu Chen <public@yoctocell.xyz>
To: Kyle Meyer <kyle@kyleam.com>
Cc: piem@inbox.kyleam.com
Subject: Re: Merge projects?
Date: Sun, 17 Jan 2021 11:48:03 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <87pn23kffg.fsf@yoctocell.xyz> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <87y2gs374y.fsf@kyleam.com>

On Sat, Jan 16 2021, Kyle Meyer wrote:

> The second feature (sending patches) isn't something I had really
> imagined supporting in piem.  That's not because I don't think people
> would find it useful; based on discussions on Magit's issue tracker
> about git-send-email [2], I believe there's a good amount of interest
> in such functionality.  However, I think what particular workflow will
> work for a person is likely to vary a lot and depend on several
> factors, to the point where a large number of users will end up
> creating their own tailored process [3].  My current thinking is that
> it makes sense to have dedicated packages that add support for
> specific workflows, and that this functionality is orthogonal to
> functionality for applying patches.

Good point, it seems like everyone has a slightly different workflow when
using git-format-patch and git-send-email.  

> So, I don't know.  I'm not sure piem is a good home for "send patches"
> functionality.

Yeah, it is probably better for something like Magit or VC to offer this
functionality.

> My primary interest with piem is public-inbox, and there's some very
> exciting work upstream on a local client [5] that I plan to support.

This looks exciting, I would love to see an interface for lei, this
would make it much faster than using Gnus over NNTP.

>[3] To use my odd workflow as an example: I prefer to call
>    git-format-patch and track the cover letter and patches in a
>    dedicated branch.  For rerolls of a series, I overwrite the branch,
>    and use its reflog to carry over details I want from the previous
>    iterations (e.g., bits of the cover letter, remarks after the commit
>    message).  Then I just send it out with a plain git-send-email,
>    sometimes with the --in-reply-to and --cc's coming from
>    notmuch-show-stash-git-send-email.

Thanks for explaining your workflow and pointing out
`notmuch-show-stash-git-send-email`, I will definitely make use of it in
the future.

--
Xinglu Chen



      reply	other threads:[~2021-01-17 10:48 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 3+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-01-16 10:11 Xinglu Chen
2021-01-16 21:26 ` Kyle Meyer
2021-01-17 10:48   ` Xinglu Chen [this message]

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