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From: Eric Wong <e@80x24.org>
To: Johannes Schindelin <Johannes.Schindelin@gmx.de>,
	Arif Khokar <arif_khokar@hotmail.com>
Cc: Jakub Narębski <jnareb@gmail.com>, Jeff King <peff@peff.net>,
	Stefan Beller <sbeller@google.com>,
	meta@public-inbox.org, git@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: Working with public-inbox.org [Was: [PATCH] rev-parse: respect core.hooksPath in --git-path]
Date: Wed, 24 Aug 2016 18:49:38 +0000
Message-ID: <20160824184938.GB8578@whir> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <alpine.DEB.2.20.1608241509200.4924@virtualbox>

Johannes Schindelin <Johannes.Schindelin@gmx.de> wrote:
> Hi Arif,
> 
> On Tue, 23 Aug 2016, Arif Khokar wrote:
> 
> > On 08/20/2016 03:57 PM, Jakub Narębski wrote:
> > 
> > > But perhaps the problem is current lack of tooling in the opposite
> > > direction, namely getting patches from mailing list and applying them
> > > to GitHub repo, or Bitbucket, or GitLab.  Though with working Git, it
> > > is something easier than sending patches via email; it is enough that
> > > email client can save email to a file (or better, whole sub-thread to
> > > file or files).
> > 
> > Given that public-inbox provides an NNTP interface, couldn't the ARTICLE
> > <message-id> NNTP command be used to easily retrieve the messages in a
> > given patch series (at least compared to POP or IMAP).  Perhaps
> > git-send-email could be modified to include the message-id value of each
> > patch in the series that it sends to the mailing list and include it in
> > the cover letter.

I think that makes sense; perhaps an X-Git-Followups: header
from send-email which lists the child Message-IDs the same way
References: does for ancestors.  (perhaps there's already a
standardized header for listing children)

I thought about allowing a giant MIME message with all the
patches attached, too but that won't work for a large patch
series due to size limits along various SMTP hops.
Compression might make spam filters unhappy, too.

> I am no expert in the NNTP protocol (I abandoned News long ago), but if
> you go from HTML, you can automate the process without requiring changes
> in format-patch.
> 
> > Then a script could be written (i.e., git-download-patch) which could
> > parse the cover letter message (specified using its message-id), and
> > download all the patches in series, which can then be applied using
> > git-am.  This would in fact take the email client out of the equation in
> > terms of saving patches.

	w3m -dump -dump_source nntp://<NNTP-server>/<Message-ID>

ought to already work for news.gmane.org and news.public-inbox.org

The Net::NNTP Perl module is a standard part of the Perl distro
for many years, now (along with Net::SMTP), so that would not
be a roadblock for implementing a custom downloader distributed
with git.

> I recently adapted an old script I had to apply an entire patch series
> given the GMane link to its cover letter:
> 
> https://github.com/git-for-windows/build-extra/blob/master/apply-from-gmane.sh
> 
> Maybe you find it in you to adapt that to work with public-inbox.org?

I would be hesitant to depend too much on public-inbox.org until
more mirrors appear.  Even then, NNTP is a better-established
protocol and a fallback to news.gmane still works.
(public-inbox.org is powered by hamsters running on wheels,
 sometimes I let them rest :)

  reply index

Thread overview: 64+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2016-08-16 16:55 Stefan Beller
2016-08-16 17:10 ` Junio C Hamano
2016-08-16 17:20   ` Jeff King
2016-08-16 17:54     ` Junio C Hamano
2016-08-16 17:22   ` Stefan Beller
2016-08-16 17:47     ` Junio C Hamano
2016-08-16 20:44   ` Eric Wong
2016-08-16 20:56     ` Eric Wong
2016-08-18 12:42 ` Johannes Schindelin
2016-08-18 20:49   ` Eric Wong
2016-08-18 21:41     ` Junio C Hamano
2016-08-19 15:18       ` Johannes Schindelin
2016-08-19 15:30     ` Johannes Schindelin
2016-08-19 16:55       ` Stefan Beller
2016-08-19 22:35         ` Eric Wong
2016-08-22 13:38         ` Johannes Schindelin
2016-08-22 19:21         ` Jeff King
2016-08-19 22:35       ` Eric Wong
2016-08-22 13:18         ` Johannes Schindelin
2016-08-22 18:05           ` Jakub Narębski
2016-08-25 13:21             ` Johannes Schindelin
2016-08-28 18:23               ` Jakub Narębski
2016-08-29 10:46                 ` Johannes Schindelin
2016-08-22 22:55           ` Eric Wong
2016-08-25 12:58             ` Johannes Schindelin
2016-08-27 22:38               ` Jakub Narębski
2016-08-28  8:36                 ` Working with public-inbox.org Johannes Schindelin
2016-08-28 11:41                   ` Jakub Narębski
2016-08-29  5:35                     ` Johannes Schindelin
2016-08-19 15:03   ` Working with public-inbox.org [Was: [PATCH] rev-parse: respect core.hooksPath in --git-path] Jeff King
2016-08-20 19:57     ` Jakub Narębski
2016-08-23  4:47       ` Arif Khokar
2016-08-24 15:34         ` Johannes Schindelin
2016-08-24 18:49           ` Eric Wong [this message]
2016-08-24 19:12             ` Jeff King
2016-08-24 19:27               ` Eric Wong
2016-08-25  3:40             ` Arif Khokar
2016-08-25  2:41           ` Arif Khokar
2017-02-10 16:10           ` Johannes Schindelin
2017-02-13  5:52             ` Arif Khokar
2017-02-13 14:37               ` Johannes Schindelin
2017-02-14  3:56                 ` Arif Khokar
2017-02-14  3:59                   ` Arif Khokar
2017-02-14  7:13                   ` Eric Wong
2017-02-13 19:21               ` Junio C Hamano
2017-02-14  3:55                 ` Arif Khokar
2017-02-14  4:41                   ` Junio C Hamano
2017-02-14  5:09                     ` Arif Khokar
2017-02-14  5:14                     ` Jeff King
2016-08-22 13:06     ` Johannes Schindelin
2016-08-22 13:15       ` Duy Nguyen
2016-08-22 20:38         ` Philip Oakley
2016-08-24 13:04           ` Johannes Schindelin
2016-08-24 19:16             ` Eric Wong
2016-08-25 13:08               ` Johannes Schindelin
2016-08-25  3:57             ` Arif Khokar
2016-08-25 13:01               ` Johannes Schindelin
2016-08-25 23:14                 ` Arif Khokar
2016-08-26  8:08                   ` Johannes Schindelin
2016-08-27 22:26         ` Jakub Narębski
2016-08-28  8:38           ` Johannes Schindelin
2016-08-28 13:45             ` Announcing Git User's Survey 2016 [was: Working with public-inbox.org] Jakub Narębski
2016-09-09 13:06               ` Johannes Schindelin
2016-09-09 18:51                 ` Jakub Narębski

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