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Re: [PATCH 00/12] tools: move more libraries into tools/libs

Stefano Stabellini writes ("Re: [PATCH 00/12] tools: move more libraries into 
> On Wed, 15 Jul 2020, Ian Jackson wrote:
> > [ NB: this patch series is actually from Juergen Gross.
> > 
> >   It is being experiemntally handled as a Merge Reqeust in gitlab, in
> >   part to see what problems there are with that workflow that will
> >   need extra tooling or whatever.
> > 
> >   I have manually generated this series using git-format-patch,
> >   scripts/add_maintainers.pl, and git-send-email.  I expect that if we
> >   adopt this as a real workflow, we will want to make a robot do some
> >   of that.
> > 
> >   I have set replies to go to the Gitlab comment thread and to
> >   xen-devel.  Again this is experimental.  We are likely to need
> >   something to automatically collect acks, at the very least.
> > 
> >   Reviewers: for now, please review this series as normal.  You may
> >   reply to the messages by email.  Please, for now, send your replies
> >   to gitlab and to the mailing list.  I think I have set the reply-to
> >   appropriately.
> > 
> >   Alternatively you may review the code in the gitlab web UI.  But
> >   please do not use the line-by-line comment system: write only to the
> >   main MR discussion thread.
> Thanks for doing this Ian.
> I am curious about this: why not the line-by-line comment system? It
> looks like it would be the most similar to emails comments. Is it
> because comments done that way cannot be sent via email while the main
> MR discussion thread can?

Well, they can sort of go by email but they can't be created by email
and the webpage mouse UI is clearly primary for them.

Also they are difficult to archive, so difficult to look at later.

I guess this is an experiemnt, so feel free to try it but be prepared
to c&p many messages manually to the list...




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