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From: Matthias Schniedermeyer <>
To: Richard Knutsson <>,
Subject: Re: [RFC] How to (automatically) find the correct maintainer(s)
Date: Sat, 13 Jan 2007 21:03:14 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
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Richard Knutsson wrote:

> Any thoughts on this is very much appreciated (is there any flaws with
> this?).

The thought that crossed my mind was:

Why not do the same thing that was done to the "Help"-file. (Before it
was superseded by Kconfig).

Originaly there was a central Help-file, with all the texts. Then it was
split and placed in each sub-dir. And later it was superseded by Kconfig.

On the other hand you could skip the intermediate step and just fold the
Maintainer-data directly into Kconfig, that way everything is "in one
place" and you could place a "Maintainers"-Button next to the
"Help"-Button in *config, or just display it alongside the help.

And MAYBE that would also lessen the "update-to-date"-problem, as you
can just write the MAINTAINERs-data when you create/update the
Kconfig-file. Which is a thing that creates much bigger pain when you
forget it accidently. ;-)

Oh, and it neadly solves the mapping-problem, for at least all
kernel-parts that have a Kconfig-option/Sub-Tree.

Bis denn

Real Programmers consider "what you see is what you get" to be just as
bad a concept in Text Editors as it is in women. No, the Real Programmer
wants a "you asked for it, you got it" text editor -- complicated,
cryptic, powerful, unforgiving, dangerous.

  parent reply	other threads:[~2007-01-13 20:03 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 23+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2007-01-13 16:30 Richard Knutsson
2007-01-13 17:16 ` Stefan Richter
2007-01-13 19:18   ` Richard Knutsson
2007-01-13 20:15     ` Stefan Richter
2007-01-13 23:33       ` Richard Knutsson
2007-01-14  1:00         ` Stefan Richter
2007-01-14  1:02           ` Stefan Richter
2007-01-14 21:28           ` Richard Knutsson
2007-01-14 22:44             ` Stefan Richter
2007-01-15 18:39               ` Richard Knutsson
2007-01-15 20:06                 ` Stefan Richter
2007-01-13 20:03 ` Matthias Schniedermeyer [this message]
2007-01-13 23:41   ` Richard Knutsson
2007-01-14  0:04     ` Matthias Schniedermeyer
2007-01-14 21:42       ` Richard Knutsson
2007-01-14 23:04         ` Stefan Richter
2007-01-15  0:01           ` Matthias Schniedermeyer
2007-01-15  0:43             ` Stefan Richter
2007-01-15 18:01               ` Richard Knutsson
2007-01-15 20:05                 ` Matthias Schniedermeyer
2007-01-15 20:21                   ` Richard Knutsson
2007-01-14 23:36         ` Matthias Schniedermeyer
2007-01-22 19:56 ` Andrew Morton

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