[development] Splitting up patches

Dries Buytaert dries.buytaert at gmail.com
Fri Aug 25 15:33:09 UTC 2006

On 25 Aug 2006, at 17:05, Nedjo Rogers wrote:
> And I agree with both Neil and Angie. Some things are cleaner split  
> off. And some things are so integral that they need at least a core  
> that's large, though beyond that, sure, details can be hived off to  
> be done separately/later.

I don't think we need complex rules here.  Nor can people sign off  
things in advance.  If it is impossible to split a patch, you can  
keep it as one patch.  In all other cases, try to use common sense  
and go with the advise from the reviewer in case there are different  
opinions about it.

I support Neil's case.  Recently, there has been a trend to bundle  
bug fixes with feature requests (to help the features get in).

Dries Buytaert  ::  http://www.buytaert.net/

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