[RFC] Patchsets in a single mail? [Re: [PATCH 01/55] Add simple subunit runner outputting subunit v1.]

Volker Lendecke Volker.Lendecke at SerNet.DE
Sat Feb 14 07:50:10 MST 2015

On Sat, Feb 14, 2015 at 04:18:21AM -0800, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> On Sat, Feb 14, 2015 at 10:56:21AM +0100, Volker Lendecke wrote:
> > On Fri, Feb 13, 2015 at 06:00:47PM -0500, Simo wrote:
> > > Because they have mail clients that make it easy to deal with them :-)
> > 
> > Do you have special tricks for mutt? Or do we have to switch
> > MUAs?
> What's your problem with mutt and threaded patch sets?  I deal with them
> on various mailing lists all day long and I can't even think of a
> problem.

It's just that I prefer to see a patchset as a whole instead
of many different mails that I have to apply individually,
one by one. All possible, just inconvenient for me. Not all
patches are perfect on their own, they only make sense in a
larger series. Having them in individual mails loses
coherence, least for me.

My question about mutt was triggered by Simo indicating
that there are MUAs that make handling those patch groups
easier. And as I use mutt normally, I asked him for mutt

If dealing with patchsets as individual mails means I have
to switch to a graphical mail client like Thunderbird I will
not do it just for that and just delete those multi-dozen
patch mail floods that fill my inbox.


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