On Mon, Aug 15, 2016 at 08:30:03PM +0700, Duy Nguyen wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 15, 2016 at 7:37 PM, Philip Oakley <philipoak...@iee.org> wrote:
> > I appreciate there has been a lot of discussion, but it mainly appears to be
> > about an upstream / integration viewpoint.
> >
> > I'd hate it if there was a one size fits all solution that was only focused
> > on one important use case, rather than having at least a simple fallback for
> > simple folk.
> >
> > Personally I liked the idea that I could start my patch series branch with a
> > simple 'empty' commit with a commit message that read "cover! <subject of
> > the series>" and continue with the cover letter. It's essentially the same
> > as the fixup! and squash! idea (more the latter - it's squash! without a
> > predecessor). For moderate size series a simple 'git rebase master..' is
> > sufficient to see the whole series and decide which need editing, rewording,
> > swapping, checking the fixups, etc.
> I think you hit the jackpot (or are getting very close). This removes
> the special status of "the commit at the tip of the branch" cover
> letter. Maybe I just like it so much I have a hard time finding
> anything wrong with it :)

I haven't followed this thread too closely, but has anyone mentioned
U-Boot's patman tool[1] yet?

It defines several special trailers that can be used to annotate commits
with additional information to use when mailing them and which are
automatically removed from the commit message in patches sent using

[1] http://git.denx.de/?p=u-boot.git;a=blob;f=tools/patman/README
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