Patch names (security, fixes)

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Thu Oct 23 19:11:44 PDT 2008


Robert Connolly wrote:

> How about "upstream_fixes" for bug patch(es) which are in upstream, 
> and "community_fixes" for other bug patch(es) which are not in upstream? and 
> stop using "security" in patch names, because bugs are bugs.
> 
> For our purpose, we can use a plural "fixes" even if the patch only fixes one 
> issue, because it may be added on to later. Just to keep the naming coherent.
> 
> Other patches would typically be feature additions, and can be named according 
> to that.
> 
> If one patch depends on another, upstream comes first, then community, then 
> features.

I like that.  We don't need to go and rename everything right now, but we can do 
that for any new patches.

   -- Bruce



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