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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>,
	Philippe Blain <levraiphilippeblain@gmail.com>
Subject: [PATCH v2 0/5] Improve MyFirstContribution's GitGitGadget section
Date: Wed, 11 May 2022 01:47:29 +0000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <pull.1226.v2.git.1652233654.gitgitgadget@gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <pull.1226.git.1651086288.gitgitgadget@gmail.com>

Thanks a lot for the reviews! Here is an updated version.

Changes since v1:

 * Based on v1 feedback, instead of reusing the 'git send-email' content
   verbatim in the GGG section, added a new section and reference it in both
   'git send-email' and GGG sections. (patches 1/5-4/5)
 * In patch 5/5 (patch 3/3 in v1), tweak wording and add a reference to the
   "Bonus Chapter: One-Patch Changes" section.

v1: Two small improvements to the MyFirstContribution tutorial:

 * Describe the purpose of the cover letter in that section also, and give
   an example just as in the 'git send-email' section
 * Instruct contributors to drop the GitHub-generated PR description for
   single patch contributions.

Philippe Blain (5):
  MyFirstContribution: add "Anatomy of a Patch Series" section
  MyFirstContribution: add standalone section on cover letter
  MyFirstContribution: reference "The cover letter" in "Preparing Email"
  MyFirstContribution: reference "The cover letter" in GitGitGadget
    section
  MyFirstContribution: drop PR description for GGG single-patch
    contributions

 Documentation/MyFirstContribution.txt | 149 ++++++++++++++++++++------
 1 file changed, 114 insertions(+), 35 deletions(-)


base-commit: 6cd33dceed60949e2dbc32e3f0f5e67c4c882e1e
Published-As: https://github.com/gitgitgadget/git/releases/tag/pr-1226%2Fphil-blain%2Fmyfirst-contrib-single-patch-ggg-v2
Fetch-It-Via: git fetch https://github.com/gitgitgadget/git pr-1226/phil-blain/myfirst-contrib-single-patch-ggg-v2
Pull-Request: https://github.com/gitgitgadget/git/pull/1226

Range-diff vs v1:

 -:  ----------- > 1:  59af7e5e5ad MyFirstContribution: add "Anatomy of a Patch Series" section
 -:  ----------- > 2:  9552d80a80d MyFirstContribution: add standalone section on cover letter
 1:  7e84d5b286d ! 3:  d7699289ea6 MyFirstContribution: move cover letter description to a separate file
     @@ Metadata
      Author: Philippe Blain <levraiphilippeblain@gmail.com>
      
       ## Commit message ##
     -    MyFirstContribution: move cover letter description to a separate file
     +    MyFirstContribution: reference "The cover letter" in "Preparing Email"
      
     -    In a subsequent commit we want to reuse the explanation of the purpose of
     -    The cover letter form the "Sending Patches with git send-email" section
     -    in the "Sending Patches via GitGitGadget" section.
     +    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.
      
     -    To avoid text duplication, move this explanation to a separate file and
     -    include it in MyFirstContribution.txt.
     +    Adjust "Preparing Email" to reference "The cover letter", to avoid
     +    content duplication.
      
     -    Signed-off-by: Philippe Blain <levraiphilippeblain@gmail.com>
     +    Also, use the imperative mode for the cover letter subject, as is done
     +    in "The cover letter".
      
     - ## Documentation/MyFirstContribution-coverletter.txt (new) ##
     -@@
     -+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.
     -+----
     +    Signed-off-by: Philippe Blain <levraiphilippeblain@gmail.com>
      
       ## Documentation/MyFirstContribution.txt ##
     -@@ Documentation/MyFirstContribution.txt: filter their email for this type of flag.
     +@@ Documentation/MyFirstContribution.txt: 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.
       
     @@ Documentation/MyFirstContribution.txt: filter their email for this type of flag.
      -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.
     -+include::MyFirstContribution-coverletter.txt[]
     ++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.
 2:  afb80b8e9ee ! 4:  f6034b0964b MyFirstContribution: also explain cover letter in GitGitGadget section
     @@ Metadata
      Author: Philippe Blain <levraiphilippeblain@gmail.com>
      
       ## Commit message ##
     -    MyFirstContribution: also explain cover letter in GitGitGadget section
     +    MyFirstContribution: reference "The cover letter" in GitGitGadget section
      
          The "Sending Patches via GitGitGadget" section mentions that the PR
          title and description will be used as the cover letter, but does not
          explain what is a cover letter or what should be included in it.
      
     -    Mention the purpose of the cover letter in that section, and give
     -    examples for the title and description, leveraging the excerpt extracted
     -    from the "Sending Patches with git send-email" section in the previous
     +    Refer readers to the new "The cover letter" section added in a previous
          commit.
      
          Signed-off-by: Philippe Blain <levraiphilippeblain@gmail.com>
     @@ Documentation/MyFirstContribution.txt: https://github.com/gitgitgadget/git and o
       
      -Review the PR's title and description, as it's used by GitGitGadget as the cover
      -letter for your change. When you're happy, submit your pull request.
     -+Review the PR's title and description, as they're used by GitGitGadget as the
     -+cover letter for your change. The cover letter describes your proposed
     -+contribution as a whole and is ideal to mention any context that might be
     -+useful for reviewers. The title of your PR should be something which
     -+succinctly covers the purpose of your entire topic branch, for example:
     -+
     -+----
     -+Adding the 'psuh' command
     -+----
     -+
     -+Your PR's description will used as the body of the cover letter.
     -+include::MyFirstContribution-coverletter.txt[]
     ++Review the PR's title and description, as they're used by GitGitGadget
     ++respectively as the subject and body of the cover letter for your change. Refer
     ++to <<cover-letter,"The cover letter">> above for advice on how to title your
     ++submission and what content to include in the description.
      +
      +When you're happy, submit your pull request.
       
 3:  2f6ecbf2601 ! 5:  33256c6b4ba MyFirstContribution: drop PR description for GGG single-patch contributions
     @@ Commit message
          Signed-off-by: Philippe Blain <levraiphilippeblain@gmail.com>
      
       ## Documentation/MyFirstContribution.txt ##
     -@@ Documentation/MyFirstContribution.txt: Adding the 'psuh' command
     - Your PR's description will used as the body of the cover letter.
     - include::MyFirstContribution-coverletter.txt[]
     +@@ Documentation/MyFirstContribution.txt: respectively as the subject and body of the cover letter for your change. Refer
     + to <<cover-letter,"The cover letter">> above for advice on how to title your
     + submission and what content to include in the description.
       
      +NOTE: For single-patch contributions, your commit message should already be
      +meaningful and explain at a high level the purpose (what is happening and why)
     @@ Documentation/MyFirstContribution.txt: Adding the 'psuh' command
      +remove the PR description that GitHub automatically generates from your commit
      +message (your PR description should be empty). If you do need to supply even
      +more context, you can do so in that space and it will be appended to the email
     -+that GitGitGadget will send, separately from your commit message.
     ++that GitGitGadget will send, between the three-dash line and the diffstat
     ++(see <<single-patch,Bonus Chapter: One-Patch Changes>> for how this looks once
     ++submitted).
      +
       When you're happy, submit your pull request.
       

-- 
gitgitgadget

  parent reply	other threads:[~2022-05-11  1:48 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 43+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2022-04-27 19:04 [PATCH 0/3] " 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 ` Philippe Blain via GitGitGadget [this message]
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     ` [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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