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    SubjectRe: The direction linux is taking
    Russell King writes:
    > On Thu, Dec 27, 2001 at 04:33:50PM +0000, Alan Cox wrote:
    > > Tridge wrote the system you describe, several years ago. Its called
    > > jitterbug but it doesnt help because Linus wont use it
    > Speaking as someone who _does_ use a system for tracking patches, I
    > believe that patch management systems are a right pain in the arse.
    > If the quality of patches aren't good, then it throws you into a
    > problem. You have to provide people with a reason why you discarded
    > their patch, which provides people with the perfect opportunity to
    > immediately start bugging you about exactly how to make it better.
    > If you get lots of such patches, eventually you've got a mailbox of
    > people wanting to know how to make their patches better.

    So you just do what Linus does: delete those questions without
    replying. No matter what system you use, if you want to avoid an
    overflowing mailbox, you either have to silently drop patches, and/or
    silently drop questions/requests/begging letters. There isn't really
    much difference between the two.


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