[alsa-devel] rfc: rewrite commit subject line for subsystem maintainer preference tool

Joe Perches joe at perches.com
Wed Nov 17 00:57:55 CET 2010

On Tue, 2010-11-16 at 15:28 -0800, Randy Dunlap wrote:
> On Tue, 16 Nov 2010 23:22:58 +0000 Mark Brown wrote:
> > On Tue, Nov 16, 2010 at 12:46:09PM -0800, Randy Dunlap wrote:
> > > On Tue, 16 Nov 2010 12:42:36 -0800 Joe Perches wrote:
> > > > Some subsystem maintainers like upper case, some mixed, some lower.
> > > > Some aren't consistent.  (Staging/staging)
> > > Case usually doesn't matter to most of us.
> > Given that we're working in case sensitive languages here it's probably
> > safe to assume that a reasonable proportion of people will care; being
> > reasonably consistent with existing practice for the subsystem seems
> > sensible.
> Greg takes patches that say STAGING or Staging or staging.

Greg seems to rewrite patch subjects and is inconsistent
about case, so he might be doing that by hand.

> DaveM takes patches that say net: or netdev: or network: or NET:

DaveM doesn't appear to be choosy about patch subject lines.
He seems to take any sensible patch and as far as I know he
doesn't edit the subject lines.  He does reject inferior
patches outright.

> The sound maintainers take patches that say sound: or alsa: or ALSA:

The sound maintainers seem to rewrite patch subjects on an
ad-hoc basis.

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