Field "Upstream Status" in patch headers
linux_from_scratch at yahoo.com
Tue Aug 17 12:10:23 PDT 2004
Nico R. wrote:
>The page <URL:http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/patches/submit.html> lists
>the field "Upstream Status" as mandatory.
>I am often unsure what to use as value for this field, and I think it
>might be valuable if we made some *suggestions* on that web page. For
>example, we could define the following values:
> * Do not submit
> * Not submitted
> * Submitted
> * Not Accepted
> * Accepted
> * Merged
>The meaning of them is probably clear to everyone. I assume that people
>will start using them if we suggest it, and that could make things a
Nice suggestion. Forwarding to website list. Please replace with the
Whether the patch has been submitted to and/or accepted by the original
developers. The following are some suggestions for this field along with
* Not submitted - LFS Specific
The patch is specific to LFS and has no value upstream. This
should generally be avoided.
* Not submitted - [Test Version, Hack, Maintainer AWOL, ...]
The patch has not been submitted upstream for some reason - e.g.
the patch needs to be properly tested, the patch is a hack that
will not be acceptable upstream, the maintainer is AWOL, ...
* From Upstream
The patch is submitted upstream (not necessarily by you) and will
be available in a future release.
* Submitted Upstream
The patch has been submitted upstream (not necessarily by you) but
there is no word yet from the maintainers.
* Rejected Upstream
The patch was submitted upstream (not necessarily by you) but was
rejected by the maintainers.
If someone other than you had submitted the patch upstream, please
acknowledge the person in the Description section. Also, it is always
useful to add an URI for the relevant discussion.
>Currently, I don't know what value to use for a patch that comes from
>upstream: I got the official fix from upstream CVS and converted it to
>'diff -Naur' format. Yes, the patch is merged upstream, but it also
>comes from there. "Merged" would mean to me that I sent the patch
>upstream and somebody accepted and merged it. So does "From upstream
>CVS" seem more adequate? Suggestions?
From Upstream CVS would be adequate.
>Not all our patches currently have that mandatory field. Should we
>insert it if it is missing or just keep all patches as-is and only
>require it on new patches?
These are the patches that were submitted before the field was made
mandatory. It is of-course useful if someone provides properly modified
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