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Re: HOWTO submit patches using WebMail - Help appreciated?

To: Martin Gebert <martin.gebert@alpha-bit.de>
Subject: Re: HOWTO submit patches using WebMail - Help appreciated?
From: Ralf Baechle <ralf@linux-mips.org>
Date: Sat, 19 Jul 2008 08:15:02 +0100
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On Fri, Jul 18, 2008 at 04:47:35PM +0200, Martin Gebert wrote:

>> I'd like to remind people of the wiki page on this topic at
>>
>>   http://www.linux-mips.org/wiki/Mailing-patches
>>
>> It's not been updated in a while and doesn't cover all clients or
>> possible solutions so feel free to update it.
>>   
> Which brings me to a question I've been wondering for some days now: Is  
> the [PATCH] prefix in the subject mandatory for a patch proposal being  
> noticed by the maintainers?

That's simply a question of working style and mail volume of the maintainer.

In the past I used to miss patches that were not sent to me directly at
times.  I solved that by filtering for patches using procmail.  But that
scheme also has its shortcomings; it would miss patches being sent in
too creative MIME encodings but people aren't supposed to do that anyway.

  Ralf

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