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From: "Philippe Blain via GitGitGadget" <gitgitgadget@gmail.com>
To: git@vger.kernel.org
Cc: Emily Shaffer <emilyshaffer@google.com>,
	Johannes Schindelin <Johannes.Schindelin@gmx.de>,
	Victoria Dye <vdye@github.com>,
	Eric Sunshine <sunshine@sunshineco.com>,
	Philippe Blain <levraiphilippeblain@gmail.com>,
	Bagas Sanjaya <bagasdotme@gmail.com>,
	Philip Oakley <philipoakley@iee.email>,
	Philippe Blain <levraiphilippeblain@gmail.com>,
	Philippe Blain <levraiphilippeblain@gmail.com>
Subject: [PATCH v3 3/5] MyFirstContribution: reference "The cover letter" in "Preparing Email"
Date: Thu, 12 May 2022 23:43:35 +0000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <2caec6e619a89e9e10399da0feb04fa0a21b15a4.1652399017.git.gitgitgadget@gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <pull.1226.v3.git.1652399017.gitgitgadget@gmail.com>

From: Philippe Blain <levraiphilippeblain@gmail.com>

The previous commit added a standalone section on the purpose of the
cover letter, drawing inspiration from the existing content of the
"Preparing Email" section.

Adjust "Preparing Email" to reference "The cover letter", to avoid
content duplication.

Also, use the imperative mode for the cover letter subject, as is done
in "The cover letter".

Signed-off-by: Philippe Blain <levraiphilippeblain@gmail.com>
---
 Documentation/MyFirstContribution.txt | 38 +++++++--------------------
 1 file changed, 9 insertions(+), 29 deletions(-)

diff --git a/Documentation/MyFirstContribution.txt b/Documentation/MyFirstContribution.txt
index 94f722d4b7f..f6ee5b8b1ae 100644
--- a/Documentation/MyFirstContribution.txt
+++ b/Documentation/MyFirstContribution.txt
@@ -1046,46 +1046,26 @@ directory you specified - you're nearly ready to send out your review!
 [[preparing-cover-letter]]
 === Preparing Email
 
-In addition to an email per patch, the Git community also expects your patches
-to come with a cover letter, typically with a subject line [PATCH 0/x] (where
-x is the number of patches you're sending). Since you invoked `format-patch`
-with `--cover-letter`, you've already got a template ready. Open it up in your
-favorite editor.
+Since you invoked `format-patch` with `--cover-letter`, you've already got a
+cover letter template ready. Open it up in your favorite editor.
 
 You should see a number of headers present already. Check that your `From:`
-header is correct. Then modify your `Subject:` to something which succinctly
-covers the purpose of your entire topic branch, for example:
+header is correct. Then modify your `Subject:` (see <<cover-letter,above>> for
+how to choose good title for your patch series):
 
 ----
-Subject: [PATCH 0/7] adding the 'psuh' command
+Subject: [PATCH 0/7] Add the 'psuh' command
 ----
 
 Make sure you retain the ``[PATCH 0/X]'' part; that's what indicates to the Git
-community that this email is the beginning of a review, and many reviewers
-filter their email for this type of flag.
+community that this email is the beginning of a patch series, and many
+reviewers filter their email for this type of flag.
 
 You'll need to add some extra parameters when you invoke `git send-email` to add
 the cover letter.
 
-Next you'll have to fill out the body of your cover letter. This is an important
-component of change submission as it explains to the community from a high level
-what you're trying to do, and why, in a way that's more apparent than just
-looking at your diff. Be sure to explain anything your diff doesn't make clear
-on its own.
-
-Here's an example body for `psuh`:
-
-----
-Our internal metrics indicate widespread interest in the command
-git-psuh - that is, many users are trying to use it, but finding it is
-unavailable, using some unknown workaround instead.
-
-The following handful of patches add the psuh command and implement some
-handy features on top of it.
-
-This patchset is part of the MyFirstContribution tutorial and should not
-be merged.
-----
+Next you'll have to fill out the body of your cover letter. Again, see
+<<cover-letter,above>> for what content to include.
 
 The template created by `git format-patch --cover-letter` includes a diffstat.
 This gives reviewers a summary of what they're in for when reviewing your topic.
-- 
gitgitgadget


  parent reply	other threads:[~2022-05-12 23:44 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
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     ` Philippe Blain via GitGitGadget [this message]
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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