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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:
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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.

    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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