submitting a fix/patch

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at
Sun May 8 20:44:36 UTC 2022

On Fri, 2022-04-01 at 21:23 +0300, Michael Tokarev via samba-technical
> Hi.
> Samba wiki describes how to submit a patch to samba,
> and it shows gitlab way of doing things. Is it the
> only way? I mean, for small things like spelling
> fixes, one-liners, is it really necessary to create
> a gitlab account?
> I created a bug, ,
> with a patch in it, - should I create a gitlab account
> instead and send an MR as outlined in the wiki?
> I really hate creating accounts everywhere just for
> some small things. I already have 3 accounts on
> samba (wiki, bugzilla and mailman), - thought it
> will be enough, - but it was before I read the
> "contributing" page...

I had hoped our Contribute page was clear enough on this point, but I'm
more than happy to expand on it.

The bit you ask about is here, at the bottom:

In short, patches here and in Bugzilla get lost, whereas a number of
developers keep an active watch on outstanding MRs at

I hope this clarifies things,

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett (he/him)
Samba Team Member (since 2001)
Samba Team Lead, Catalyst IT

Samba Development and Support, Catalyst IT - Expert Open Source

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