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

From: Maxim Cournoyer
Subject: Re: patch question: any tool to download patches from guix patch mailing list?
Date: Mon, 19 Jun 2023 11:05:01 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/28.2 (gnu/linux)


Giovanni Biscuolo <> writes:

> Hi!
> 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)

That's very cool.  I haven't tried it yet, but if it works as well as
advertised, it'd make sense to document it in our manual.  Perhaps a new
"Applying patches" subsection to the 'Contributing' chapter?


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