From: Fam Zheng <>

[Fixed s/git-profile/git-publish/ typo and s/for once/the first time/.

Signed-off-by: Fam Zheng <>
Reviewed-by: Marc-André Lureau <>
Signed-off-by: Stefan Hajnoczi <>
 README | 31 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++-
 1 file changed, 30 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/README b/README
index 2c8e1c8cc4..627633fe1d 100644
--- a/README
+++ b/README
@@ -56,12 +56,41 @@ The QEMU source code is maintained under the GIT version 
control system.
    git clone git://
-When submitting patches, the preferred approach is to use 'git
+When submitting patches, one common approach is to use 'git
 format-patch' and/or 'git send-email' to format & send the mail to the mailing list. All patches submitted must contain
 a 'Signed-off-by' line from the author. Patches should follow the
 guidelines set out in the HACKING and CODING_STYLE files.
+A 'git-publish' utility was created to make above process less
+cumbersome, and is highly recommended for making regular contributions,
+or even just for sending consecutive patch series revisions. It also
+requires a working 'git send-email' setup, and by default doesn't
+automate everything, so you may want to go through the above steps
+manually the first time.
+For installation instructions, please go to
+The workflow with 'git-publish' is:
+  $ git checkout master -b my-feature
+  $ # work on new commits, add your 'Signed-off-by' lines to each
+  $ git publish
+Your patch series will be sent and tagged as my-feature-v1 if you need to refer
+back to it in the future.
+Sending v2:
+  $ git checkout my-feature # same topic branch
+  $ # making changes to the commits (using 'git rebase', for example)
+  $ git publish
+Your patch series will be sent with 'v2' tag in the subject and the git tip
+will be tagged as my-feature-v2.
 Additional information on submitting patches can be found online via
 the QEMU website

Reply via email to