On Sat, Mar 9, 2013 at 7:45 PM, Junio C Hamano <gits...@pobox.com> wrote:
> Paul Campbell <pcampb...@kemitix.net> writes:
>> From 72fc84b6e5085b328cc90e664c9f85a1f5cde36c Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
>> From: Paul Cartwright <paul.cartwri...@ziilabs.com>
>> Date: Thu, 27 Jan 2011 22:33:06 +0800
>> Subject: [PATCH 01/19] spell checking
>> ---
>>  contrib/subtree/git-subtree.txt | 2 +-
>>  1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)
> I won't repeat these for other 18 patches, but please:

Thanks and apologies. All noted, although I have a question below.

>  - drop the first "From <object name> <magic timestamp>" line which
>    is not part of the patch (it is only meant to help people who
>    maintain the "file(1)" and "magic(5)");
>  - keep "From: <author name> ..." and "Date: " lines for other
>    peoples' patches you are forwarding (they can be dropped for your
>    own patches); and
>  - drop "Subject: " as that is the same as the subject of the e-mail
>    message.
>  - fix the subject to make it clear that the change is for
>    contrib/subtree.
>    "spell checking" [*1*] in the output of "git shortlog v1.8.1..",
>    together with other 600+ patches' titles, will not help the
>    reader to see how much activity each area had and who worked in
>    what area.

I'd wanted to avoid changing the original author's work as much as
possible. Wrong choice on my part.

>  - have the authors sign-off their patches, and then add yours as
>    the person who is forwarding other peoples' patches (see
>    Documentation/SubmittingPatches).

Four of the eight original authors now have dead email addresses. As I
found out when I started getting the mail bounces when I started
sending these patches out. Would it be acceptable for those patches to
leave the From line, add a Based-on-patch-by and then sign of myself?
I've really only done enough on top of the cherry-picking to get round
any conflicts.

>  - Cc the area maintainer (I thought it was David Greene?)
> if these patches are meant to become part of git.git eventually.

I knew that and forgot. Can I blame this on my head-cold? No?

> Thanks.
> [Footnote]
> *1* Besides, a patch can never be "spell *checking*".  It would be
>  "typofix" after the author did a 'spell checking' ;-)

Paul [W] Campbell
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