Patch noise [Was: GIT Noise]

William Tracy afishionado at
Fri Feb 6 12:25:52 PST 2009

On Fri, Feb 6, 2009 at 7:21 AM, Igor Mozolevsky <igor at> wrote:
> Does one not submit patches to the maintainer for the sub-project anymore?..

That creates a single point of failure--you are now relying on that
person and that person only to get your patch in. That also does not
give any third parties who might be impacted by your patch a chance to

Now, if any of the sub-projects were large enough to warrant their own
mailing lists (which does not seem to be the case) then sending
patches to those lists would make sense.

William Tracy
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