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From: "Bradley M. Kuhn" <bkuhn@sfconservancy.org>
To: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
Cc: git@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH v3 0/4] clarify meaning of --signoff & related doc improvements in describing Signed-off-by
Date: Tue, 20 Oct 2020 16:02:15 -0700
Message-ID: <20201020230215.GA1404613@ebb.org> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <xmqq7drka6ya.fsf@gitster.c.googlers.com>

> "Bradley M. Kuhn" <bkuhn@sfconservancy.org> writes:
> > I wasn't sure what I should be doing with the patch set once it was already
> > in 'seen'.

Junio C Hamano wrote:
> Being 'seen' is an indication that it has been seen and does not mean
> anything more than that.

Documentation/SubmittingPatches says:
> >>> `git pull --rebase` will automatically skip already-applied patches, and
> >>> will let you know. This works only if you rebase on top of the branch in
> >>> which your patch has been merged (i.e. it will not tell you if your patch
> >>> is merged in `seen` if you rebase on top of master).

> This is talking about a fairly mature topic that has already been in 'next'
> and was on the course to graduate to 'master'.  The topic would eventually
> be in 'master', and at that point "pull --rebase" would notice that the
> patches are no longer needed (or were merged in a different form).  But
> that does not apply to topics that are not in 'master' yet.

Junio, thanks for your detailed reply.  I have a couple ideas of some
minor changes to SubmittingPatches that would have made what you said clearer
to me when I was doing my first patch.  I'll think about it some and send
something along, but probably won't get to it until next month (but it
doesn't seem urgent).

Taylor wrote: 

>>> Since 'seen' is a convenience branch that contains the current state
>>>  of the in-flight topics, it is subject to be changed and rebuilt
>>>  multiple times (c.f., link:howto/maintain-git) so the presence of your
>>>  patches in 'seen' (but not 'next' or 'master') should not affect your
>>>  workflow.

I'll hold on to this text as a possibility, to start from when I dig
into the proposals above.  Thanks!
--
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Thread overview: 40+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-10-15 21:59 [PATCH 0/1] Clarify and expand description of --signoff Bradley M. Kuhn
2020-10-15 21:59 ` [PATCH 1/1] Documentation: " Bradley M. Kuhn
2020-10-16  0:46   ` Jeff King
2020-10-18 15:13   ` Theodore Y. Ts'o
2020-10-16  1:49 ` [PATCH 0/1] " Philippe Blain
2020-10-16  1:54   ` Junio C Hamano
2020-10-16  1:59     ` Jeff King
2020-10-16  2:30       ` Junio C Hamano
2020-10-16 19:53         ` Junio C Hamano
2020-10-16 20:11           ` Jeff King
2020-10-17  3:00             ` Bradley M. Kuhn
2020-10-18 19:08             ` Junio C Hamano
2020-10-19 15:53               ` Theodore Y. Ts'o
2020-10-19 18:26                 ` Junio C Hamano
2020-10-19 21:25                   ` [PATCH v2 0/3] clarify and expand description of --signoff & related fixes Bradley M. Kuhn
2020-10-19 21:25                     ` [PATCH v2 1/3] Documentation: clarify and expand description of --signoff Bradley M. Kuhn
2020-10-19 21:25                     ` [PATCH v2 2/3] Documentation: stylistically normalize references to Signed-off-by: Bradley M. Kuhn
2020-10-19 22:02                       ` Taylor Blau
2020-10-19 22:17                         ` Junio C Hamano
2020-10-20  2:31                           ` Taylor Blau
2020-10-20  1:03                         ` [PATCH v3 0/4] clarify meaning of --signoff & related doc improvements in describing Signed-off-by Bradley M. Kuhn
2020-10-20  1:03                           ` [PATCH v3 1/4] doc: preparatory clean-up of description on the sign-off option Bradley M. Kuhn
2020-10-20  1:03                           ` [PATCH v3 2/4] Documentation: clarify and expand description of --signoff Bradley M. Kuhn
2020-10-20 21:44                             ` Bradley M. Kuhn
2020-10-20 21:48                               ` Taylor Blau
2020-10-20  1:03                           ` [PATCH v3 3/4] SubmittingPatches: clarify DCO is our --signoff rule Bradley M. Kuhn
2020-10-20  1:03                           ` [PATCH v3 4/4] Documentation: stylistically normalize references to Signed-off-by: Bradley M. Kuhn
2020-10-20 18:52                             ` Junio C Hamano
2020-10-20 21:33                               ` Bradley M. Kuhn
2020-10-20  2:34                           ` [PATCH v3 0/4] clarify meaning of --signoff & related doc improvements in describing Signed-off-by Taylor Blau
2020-10-20 21:28                             ` Bradley M. Kuhn
2020-10-20 21:48                               ` Taylor Blau
2020-10-20 22:06                               ` Junio C Hamano
2020-10-20 23:02                                 ` Bradley M. Kuhn [this message]
2020-10-19 21:25                     ` [PATCH v2 3/3] SubmittingPatches: clarify DCO is our --signoff rule Bradley M. Kuhn
2020-10-18 19:49 [PATCH v2 0/3] Claryfing the meaning of the sign-off Junio C Hamano
2020-10-18 19:49 ` [PATCH v2 1/3] doc: preparatory clean-up of description on the sign-off option Junio C Hamano
2020-10-18 19:49 ` [PATCH v2 2/3] Documentation: clarify and expand description of --signoff Junio C Hamano
2020-10-18 19:49 ` [PATCH v2 3/3] SubmittingPatches: clarify DCO is our --signoff rule Junio C Hamano
2020-10-18 23:31 ` [PATCH v2 0/3] Claryfing the meaning of the sign-off Taylor Blau

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