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SubjectRe: [PATCH/RFC] doc: about email clients for Linux kernel patches
On Wed, Sep 12, 2007 at 09:53:00PM +0200, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
>
> 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.

I still prefer patches directly inline, but mutt both is a text based
MUA and defaults to adding text/plain attachments to the quoted text.

cu
Adrian

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