[U-Boot] Patchwork housekeeping

Graeme Russ graeme.russ at gmail.com
Thu Mar 22 03:58:08 CET 2012

Hello Custodians and Mailing List Aficionados,

I don't know if anyone has noticed, but patchwork is starting to collect
a rather large amount of cruft.

I occasionally jump onto patchwork and do a little housekeeping by marking
updated patches as 'Superceeded' and anything applied by Wolfgang as
'Accepted' (There may be a few patches that have been applied to custodian
tress that I marked as 'Accepted' when really they should have been marked
as 'Awaiting Upstream')

I really don't mind doing this housekeeping, but I would like to make a
few suggestions that will make the work a little easier:

 - If you are a custodian:
    o When you apply a patch to your repo, can you please assign it to
      yourself in patchwork and set it to 'Awaiting Upstream'
    o Reply to the ML with 'Applied to <repo>/<branch>'
    o When you send a pull request, create a bundle with all the patches
      that are to be pulled (you can create the bundle early and add
      patches as you apply them)
    o When Wolfgang pulls your repo, go to the bundle and mark all the
      patches 'Accepted'

 - If you are a patch submitter:
    o Visit http://patchwork.ozlabs.org/project/uboot/list/
    o Search for your patches by following the 'Filters'link and entering
      your name
    o Send and email (with 'patchwork' somewhere in the subject) to the ML
      with a list of patches that you submitted say more than one month
      ago. For each patch, please indicate if the patch is:
        * Superseded - By another patch (either by you or someone else)
        * Not Applicable - The patch can be ignored (was an RFC, was due
          to a misunderstanding, another patch did the same thing, etc)
        * Applied - Has been applied (state the repo and branch)
        * Rejected - Patch has been officially rejected
        * Waiting - You believe the patch is still valid but has not been
          applied (send a ping as a reply to the patch on the mailing list
          as well
        * Other - Please describe what state you feel the patch is in

Once I get the raw list down to a manageable level, I'll start to look at
the leftovers...


"Your friendly Patchwork janitor" Graeme

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