Maintainership for the abandoned acecad driver

Daniel Stone daniel at
Tue Apr 24 15:44:40 PDT 2007

On Wed, Apr 25, 2007 at 12:34:29AM +0200, Giuseppe Bilotta wrote:
> On Tuesday 24 April 2007 23:34, Sascha Hlusiak wrote:
> > If it is only a patch that makes the driver work again, you can post it on 
> > this mailinglist, so one of the developers can apply it to the tree.
> Well, it's quite a few patches, between cleanups, fixes and new features.
> And I plan to do more, so the idea of getting an account and a
> maintainership (at least at the "Odd Fixes" level) probably isn't that bad.
> However, I *am* quite the newbie when it comes to X driver programming, so
> the idea of submitting the patches for review before pushing them upstream
> is a good idea anyway, even if I'm the one doing the final commits in the
> end. I'm now trying to get the grasps of git and its email facilities, so
> expect patch submissions soon :)

In this case, please feel free to submit individual patches (the more
granular the better) to this list[0], or attach them to Bugzilla.  I
can review them (not necessarily immediately, but I will feel very
bad about it until I do), and commit them for you.


[0]: The accepted form is something like this:
     git-format-patch -n -s origin # this generates a bunch of almost-mails
                                     for you, based on all the commits
                                     in your tree but not upstream yet

     Send a mail, '[PATCH 0/n] Lots of Aiptek fixes', where n is the
     number of patches in this series, to xorg@, and note its
     Message-Id.  Include a general summary of the patches, and also
     preferably the output of 'git log origin..master | git shortlog'.

     for i in 00*; do git-send-email --to xorg at
       --no-signed-off-by-cc --suppress-from $i
       --in-reply-to '< at>'; done

    Note that your GIT_{AUTHOR,COMMITTER}_{NAME,EMAIL} should be

    This will generate n+1 mails to xorg@, one per patch, and an overall
    summary mail that you send first, and makes reviewing much easier.
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