On Wed, Apr 16, 2008 at 03:42:48PM +0200, Kevin D. Kissell wrote:
> Sigh. Some mailers (including Thunderbird for Windows)
> seem to be unable to handle the attachment of the patch
> files by Thunderbird. So I attach them as a .tgz, which
> even Outlook should be able to deal with correctly.
With the kernel maintainers head hidden for a moment - the attachments
certainly were ok, I was able to feed them to patch and had no problems
With the kernel maintainers hat firmly back on the head:
o git will use the Subject: line followed by the body followed by the
attachment's leading comment as the commit message for the patch.
Anything after a "---" tearoff line such a signature will be dropped.
For the submitter that means to ensure only things that are meant to
go into the log should be before the tearoff line.
o As the result of this method git will only be able to handle a single
patch per email. But that's not a problem anyway. Patches are meant
to be easily discussable by email and that's best done with a single
patch per mail.
I'm going to send comments on the actual patch by separate email.