Re: [dev] which versions are dwm patches intended to apply to cleanly?

From: Britton Kerin <>
Date: Fri, 17 Jun 2016 10:01:43 -0800

On Thu, Jun 16, 2016 at 10:07 PM, Anselm R Garbe <> wrote:
> On 16 June 2016 at 16:15, FRIGN <> wrote:
>> On Thu, 16 Jun 2016 07:27:58 +0200
>> Anselm R Garbe <> wrote:
>>> I would suggest to use: <project>-<patch title>-<short git hash>-<YYMMDD>.patch
>> st-externalpipe-ea87104-160423.patch
> Well, fair enough. My final suggestion is then:
> <project>-<patch title>-<YYYYMMDD>-<short hash>.patch

This is inconsistent with the format used for patches against release versions,
in that the project version and patch title are intermixed. Right now for
patches against releases:


I think this is fine for patches against release versions.

For patches against other things I would revise your proposed format to:

  <project>-<YYYYMMDD>-<short hash>-<patch title>.diff

The hash is worth including to avoid possible confusion when there are
multiple commits on a single day or devs who forget to pull.

Alternately the patch title could be put in front:

  <patch_title>-<project>-<YYYYMMDD>-<short hash>.diff

I've just written a script that checks all the patches for correct names and
successful application to the specified commit. As soon as the format is
completely agreed I'll send it to this list.

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