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From: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
To: "Philippe Blain via GitGitGadget" <gitgitgadget@gmail.com>
Cc: git@vger.kernel.org, Emily Shaffer <emilyshaffer@google.com>,
	Johannes Schindelin <Johannes.Schindelin@gmx.de>,
	Philippe Blain <levraiphilippeblain@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/3] MyFirstContribution: move cover letter description to a separate file
Date: Wed, 27 Apr 2022 14:48:42 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <xmqqr15ijiyt.fsf@gitster.g> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <7e84d5b286de9dddf28ef1c8f38c7d7c28e266f0.1651086288.git.gitgitgadget@gmail.com> (Philippe Blain via GitGitGadget's message of "Wed, 27 Apr 2022 19:04:46 +0000")

"Philippe Blain via GitGitGadget" <gitgitgadget@gmail.com> writes:

> From: Philippe Blain <levraiphilippeblain@gmail.com>
>
> 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.
>
> To avoid text duplication, move this explanation to a separate file and
> include it in MyFirstContribution.txt.
>
> Signed-off-by: Philippe Blain <levraiphilippeblain@gmail.com>
> ---
>  .../MyFirstContribution-coverletter.txt       | 18 ++++++++++++++++
>  Documentation/MyFirstContribution.txt         | 21 ++-----------------
>  2 files changed, 20 insertions(+), 19 deletions(-)
>  create mode 100644 Documentation/MyFirstContribution-coverletter.txt

If the end-product is a single document, "MyFirstContribution", I am
skeptical if it is a good change to duplicate the same text in two
sections.

Should we instead reorganize the document so these concepts like
cover letters, log message for each commit, etc., which are
applicable regardless of how you send them out, are explained,
before we start talking about "now, we understand the components out
of which a patch series is made of, here is how you give it a final
polish and send it out, with send-email and/or with GGG"?

Short of that, perhaps whichever appears later in the document that
uses "cover letter" can just say "see above"?


  parent reply	other threads:[~2022-04-27 21:49 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 [this message]
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     ` [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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