[darcs-users] [issue1141] darcs patch: Copyright and licensing notes and rationales.

David Roundy droundy at darcs.net
Sat Oct 11 15:12:51 UTC 2008

On Sat, Oct 11, 2008 at 8:53 AM, Trent W. Buck <trentbuck at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Oct 11, 2008 at 12:15:13PM -0000, David Roundy wrote:
>> [...] And in the future, I'd prefer if you didn't copy
>> bugs at darcs.net on patches.
> Hmm, my intent was to (ab)use the issue tracker as a patch tracker, so
> people who are interested in a few patches -- but not general
> discussion -- can track the status of those patches.

The trouble is that replies to your email don't go to the same issue
in the bug tracker, so it doesn't work well as a patch tracker.
There's been talk of setting it up to handle this, but there isn't any
consensus.  If you think there's something that's worth putting into
the issue tracker, then you can first create the issue, and then make
your patch resolve the issue.

> In particular, I expect it to be useful for patches that are
> *rejected*, because they stay visible in the issue list instead of
> vanishing into the list archive.  It means that the rationale stays
> visible next time someone reinvents the same patch, avoiding the need
> to rewrite the same rationale again when rejecting the new patch.

I think the list archives ought to be a useful resource, but they
somehow don't seem to be.  I'm not convinced that old and neglected
bugs are really more useful than old and neglected email threads.


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