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Re: patch question: any tool to download patches from guix patch mailing

From: Giovanni Biscuolo
Subject: Re: patch question: any tool to download patches from guix patch mailing list?
Date: Mon, 19 Jun 2023 10:33:29 +0200


Jelle Licht <> writes:


> I know it was already mentioned, but some features were recently added
> to piem (patch waiting over at to
> integrate it with debbugs.el,

great!  I missed it (v. 0.5.0 released few hours ago [1]); thank you for
the patch to the Guix package!

> the Emacs debbugs interface. This makes it
> (IMHO) a fairly easy to apply some patches locally.
> I have this set up with (something similar to) the following:
> --8<---------------cut here---------------start------------->8---
> (setq piem-inboxes
>       (("guix-patches"
>         :coderepo ("/home/jlicht/Documents/guix")
>       :url "";
>       :listid ""
>       :address ""
>       :gnu-package "guix-patches")))
> (require 'piem)
> (piem-gnus-mode 1)
> (piem-debbugs-mode 1)
> (require 'debbugs)
> (defun debbugs-gnu-guix ()
>   "List Guix issues."
>   (interactive)
>   (debbugs-gnu '("serious" "important" "normal") '("guix-patches") nil t))
> --8<---------------cut here---------------end--------------->8---
> With the configuration taken care of, just `M-x debbugs-gnu-guix',
> navigate to any issue (just put point on an issue you are interested in)
> and run `M-x piem-b4-am'. It should pull down all needed messages (from
> yhetil's public inbox mirror), and use some heuristics to apply the most
> recent patch revision, taking into account either 'git send-email' or
> attachment-based patch series.

Thank you for the explanation, it's very valuable since this new feature
is not well documented on the pien online manual at
(e.g. mentions
piem-debbugs-mode but no other documentation is found)


Happy hacking! Gio'


Giovanni Biscuolo

Xelera IT Infrastructures

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