Archive for July, 2010

Linux Graphics for Small Devices at FISL

July 30, 2010

Last week I’ve been in Brazil at 11th International Free Software Forum (FISL) talking about Linux Graphics for Small Devices*. I tried to cover a bit of everything that I learned in the world I’ve been immersed in some near past – I guess there aren’t many news for freedesktopers though. Anyway, everyone is very welcome to give any kind of feedback and comment on it. Just follow here.

*actually, two nights in Porto Alegre and two nights in Curitiba. Was great to see most of my friends!

Attracting reviewers in your patch series

July 12, 2010

Usually faster the number of commits, faster the development process. But development without strict reviewing doesn’t guarantee quality on the code. Unfortunately, rarely you will see people willing or even just being able to review the changes you are proposing. Attract reviewers is hard!

Lemma:
The art of writing a good patch series is all about to attract reviewers.

Proof is omitted due to lack of space. Sorry ;)

I’d start to write a post about how to write a nice commit message and patch series, so I could use as a future reference for you.

( Note I’m not judging that you are often writing patches wrongly. I’m just trying let you aware that you can do it much better so your changes can go smoothly in the project. )

However a quick search showed that Peter already did a nice post about it. Please take a look there. I recommend (signed-off-by)!