[libvirt] [PATCH 3/4] README: Remove 'git send-email' mention

Peter Krempa pkrempa at redhat.com
Tue Jun 27 08:17:59 UTC 2017

On Mon, Jun 26, 2017 at 14:13:09 +0200, Andrea Bolognani wrote:
> On Mon, 2017-06-26 at 13:23 +0200, Peter Krempa wrote:
> > >  The libvirt project welcomes contributions in many ways. For most components
> > >  the best way to contribute is to send patches to the primary development
> > > -mailing list, using the `git send-email` command. Further guidance on this
> > > -can be found on the website:
> > > +mailing list. Further guidance on this can be found on the website:
>> > I think you should not drop the hint to git send-email as users kept
> > sending patches as attachments.
> Even after patch 2/4 added a trail from contribute.html
> (which was already pointed to by README a couple of lines
> after mentioning git send-email) to hacking.html?
> We have a lot of information about how to use and configure
> git send-email in hacking.html, so I think that people who
> stop at the mention in README without going further and
> reading the full contributor guidelines will botch sending
> the patches in some way regardless. That's why I feel like
> mentioning it there is not very helpful.

Well you are right, somebody stumbling across the mention to git
send-email and using it without reading the docs is basically the same
as if they would not read them and send the patch as attachment.

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