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SubjectRe: [PATCH/RFC] doc: about email clients for Linux kernel patches
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On Wed, 2007-09-12 at 15:16 -0400, Rik van Riel wrote:
> Jeff Garzik wrote:
> > Chris Friesen wrote:
> >> Randy Dunlap wrote:
> >>
> >>> +Thunderbird (GUI)
> >>> +
> >>> +By default, thunderbird likes to mangle text, but there are ways to
> >>> +coerce it into being nice.
> >>
> >> Can someone describe the problems with just attaching the patch in
> >> Thunderbird? It's what Martin says he does on the linked document...
> >
> > Email clients don't like to quote attachments, even text/plain ones,
> > which then makes attached patches much more difficult to review and
> > comment on (i.e. you greatly reduce the number of reviewers).
>
> Interestingly, Thunderbird does this right and simply
> adds text/plain attachments to the quoted text.
>

Devolution allows the same, but most other mailers dont. Esp the text
based onces which are the majority under the people you want reviews
from.

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