RFC: xserver commit process changes

Keith Packard keithp at keithp.com
Sun Mar 3 23:00:44 PST 2013

Alan Coopersmith <alan.coopersmith at oracle.com> writes:

> There did seem to be a few more complaints in this release cycle about
> patches/pulls just getting lost though - I had at least one that didn't
> make it in, though Peter has pulled to his -next branch, and I saw others
> saying theirs were missed too.   Was there a problem with your mail filtering
> or tools?

I hope not. As of today, and in fact for the last week or more, I have
had nothing pending in my work queue. Of course, it's hard to know when
I *don't* receive email.

I do know that a few necessary patches from Dave Airlie were left
sitting in his 'for-keithp-unreviewed' tree since January 8 and hadn't
been applied.

It seemed "clear to me" that the reviewed patches in that set would get
split out into a separate merge request for 1.14 with the non bug-fix
changes pended until after 1.14, but I should have said that in email
rather than expecting him to figure that out. Again, just shows that
more email about process is useful to make sure everyone is on the same

I've found that he recently pushed three fixes to a 'for-keithp' branch
(on March 1), and I merged those to master this evening.

> I've attached my lost pull request - I never saw any answer other than Peter's.
> http://lists.x.org/archives/xorg-devel/2013-February/035330.html
> http://lists.x.org/archives/xorg-devel/2013-February/035457.html

Peter thought that these should be merged after 1.14 and has them
pending in his -next tree.

I'll pull some other bits I have ready for 1.15 and get those staged as

keith.packard at intel.com
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