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From: Philippe Blain <levraiphilippeblain@gmail.com>
To: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
Cc: Bagas Sanjaya <bagasdotme@gmail.com>,
	Philippe Blain via GitGitGadget <gitgitgadget@gmail.com>,
	git@vger.kernel.org, Emily Shaffer <emilyshaffer@google.com>,
	Johannes Schindelin <Johannes.Schindelin@gmx.de>,
	Victoria Dye <vdye@github.com>,
	Eric Sunshine <sunshine@sunshineco.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2 1/5] MyFirstContribution: add "Anatomy of a Patch Series" section
Date: Thu, 12 May 2022 19:00:31 -0400	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <2507aeec-b2bf-cba0-e36c-994d1cbbbac9@gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <xmqq4k1viuwu.fsf@gitster.g>

Hi Junio,

Le 2022-05-11 à 18:09, Junio C Hamano a écrit :
> Philippe Blain <levraiphilippeblain@gmail.com> writes:
> 
>>> Bagas Sanjaya <bagasdotme@gmail.com> writes:
>>>
>>>> On Wed, May 11, 2022 at 01:47:30AM +0000, Philippe Blain via GitGitGadget wrote:
>>>>> +We can note a few things:
>>>>> +
>>>>> +- Each commit is sent as a separate email, with the commit message title as
>>>>> +  subject, prefixed with "[PATCH _i_/_n_]" for the _i_-th commit of an
>>>>> +  _n_-commit series.
>>>>> +- Each patch is sent as a reply to an introductory email called the _cover
>>>>> +  letter_ of the series, prefixed "[PATCH 0/_n_]".
>>>>> +- Subsequent iterations of the patch series are labelled "[PATCH v2]", "[PATCH
>>>>> +  v3]", etc. and sent with a new cover letter, itself a reply to the cover
>>>>> +  letter of the previous iteration (more on that below).
>>>>> +
>>>>> +At this point the tutorial diverges, in order to demonstrate two
>>>>>  different methods of formatting your patchset and getting it reviewed.
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>> In case of single-patch series submissions, the anatomy is simple: first
>>>> the email subject is commit message title prefixed with "[PATCH]" or
>>>> "[PATCH v_n_]" (in case of n-th iteration), then commit message and the
>>>> actual diff.
>>>
>>> Correct.  There is no single-patch topic in the summary view shown
>>> in the document, so it does not belong to the above "We can note a
>>> few things" list.  But I agree that there should be a mention for a
>>> single-patch topic somewhere in this document, both for a patch and
>>> (the usual lack of) cover-letter for such a topic.
>>>
>>> The sample topic this tutorial uses is a multi-patch series and
>>> everything in the document revolves around handing a multi-patch
>>> series, so finding a good place to fit it may be a bit tricky,
>>> though.
>>
>> There is already a small section on single-patch topics, at the end of
>> the 'git send-email' section [1]. And I add a link to it in the GGG
>> section in patch 5/5.
>>
>> [1] https://git-scm.com/docs/MyFirstContribution#single-patch
> 
> Yup, I was wondering if there is an easy way to move it to this
> section, which imparts a knowledge common across different method of
> patch submission.  If we can do so somewhere nearby, it would be
> ideal.  Perhaps in "We can note a few things" list or as a side note
> immediately after the list, we can add
> 
>     - A single-patch topic is sent with "[PATCH]", "[PATCH v2]",
>       etc. without _i_/_n_ numbering (in the above thread overview,
>       no single-patch topic appears, though).
> 
> Or we can redo the lore screenshot to include such a topic, perhaps,
> then we can lose the comment in the parentheses.

OK, a little side note sounds good.

> That reminds me of one small bug in your patch, where it says
> 
>>>>> +- Subsequent iterations of the patch series are labelled "[PATCH v2]", "[PATCH
>>>>> +  v3]", etc. and sent with a new cover letter, itself a reply to the cover
>>>>> +  letter of the previous iteration (more on that below).
> 
>     Subsequent interations of the patches and the cover letter use
>     "PATCH v2", "PATCH v3", etc. in place of "PATCH". "[PATCH v2
>     1/3]" would be the first of three patches in the second
>     iteration, for example, and replies to "[PATCH v2 0/3]" which is
>     the cover letter for the iteration, which in turn replies to the
>     cover letter of the first iteration.

OK, I will add more details along these lines.

  reply	other threads:[~2022-05-12 23:00 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 43+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2022-04-27 19:04 [PATCH 0/3] Improve MyFirstContribution's GitGitGadget section Philippe Blain via GitGitGadget
2022-04-27 19:04 ` [PATCH 1/3] MyFirstContribution: move cover letter description to a separate file Philippe Blain via GitGitGadget
2022-04-27 21:15   ` Eric Sunshine
2022-04-27 22:02     ` Philippe Blain
2022-04-27 21:48   ` Junio C Hamano
2022-04-28 18:16     ` Philippe Blain
2022-04-27 19:04 ` [PATCH 2/3] MyFirstContribution: also explain cover letter in GitGitGadget section Philippe Blain via GitGitGadget
2022-04-27 20:43   ` Victoria Dye
2022-04-28 18:21     ` Philippe Blain
2022-04-29 16:27       ` Victoria Dye
2022-05-10 23:45         ` Philippe Blain
2022-04-27 19:04 ` [PATCH 3/3] MyFirstContribution: drop PR description for GGG single-patch contributions Philippe Blain via GitGitGadget
2022-04-27 21:56   ` Junio C Hamano
2022-04-28 18:25     ` Philippe Blain
2022-04-28 19:43       ` Junio C Hamano
2022-05-11  1:47 ` [PATCH v2 0/5] Improve MyFirstContribution's GitGitGadget section Philippe Blain via GitGitGadget
2022-05-11  1:47   ` [PATCH v2 1/5] MyFirstContribution: add "Anatomy of a Patch Series" section Philippe Blain via GitGitGadget
2022-05-11  6:20     ` Bagas Sanjaya
2022-05-11 21:30       ` Junio C Hamano
2022-05-11 21:48         ` Philippe Blain
2022-05-11 22:09           ` Junio C Hamano
2022-05-12 23:00             ` Philippe Blain [this message]
2022-05-12 12:11     ` Philip Oakley
2022-05-12 22:53       ` Philippe Blain
2022-05-11  1:47   ` [PATCH v2 2/5] MyFirstContribution: add standalone section on cover letter Philippe Blain via GitGitGadget
2022-05-11 10:01     ` Junio C Hamano
2022-05-11 21:49       ` Philippe Blain
2022-05-11  1:47   ` [PATCH v2 3/5] MyFirstContribution: reference "The cover letter" in "Preparing Email" Philippe Blain via GitGitGadget
2022-05-11  1:47   ` [PATCH v2 4/5] MyFirstContribution: reference "The cover letter" in GitGitGadget section Philippe Blain via GitGitGadget
2022-05-11  1:47   ` [PATCH v2 5/5] MyFirstContribution: drop PR description for GGG single-patch contributions Philippe Blain via GitGitGadget
2022-05-11 10:11   ` [PATCH v2 0/5] Improve MyFirstContribution's GitGitGadget section Junio C Hamano
2022-05-11 17:45   ` Victoria Dye
2022-05-12 23:43   ` [PATCH v3 " Philippe Blain via GitGitGadget
2022-05-12 23:43     ` [PATCH v3 1/5] MyFirstContribution: add "Anatomy of a Patch Series" section Philippe Blain via GitGitGadget
2022-05-12 23:43     ` [PATCH v3 2/5] MyFirstContribution: add standalone section on cover letter Philippe Blain via GitGitGadget
2022-05-12 23:43     ` [PATCH v3 3/5] MyFirstContribution: reference "The cover letter" in "Preparing Email" Philippe Blain via GitGitGadget
2022-05-12 23:43     ` [PATCH v3 4/5] MyFirstContribution: reference "The cover letter" in GitGitGadget section Philippe Blain via GitGitGadget
2022-05-12 23:43     ` [PATCH v3 5/5] MyFirstContribution: drop PR description for GGG single-patch contributions Philippe Blain via GitGitGadget
2022-05-19 21:49     ` [PATCH v3 0/5] Improve MyFirstContribution's GitGitGadget section Junio C Hamano
2022-05-21 16:17       ` Philippe Blain
2022-05-22  1:35         ` Junio C Hamano
2022-05-24 12:29           ` Philippe Blain
2022-05-24 19:06             ` Junio C Hamano

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