[Buildroot] [PATCH 1/5] gnuplot : new package

Thomas Petazzoni thomas.petazzoni at free-electrons.com
Mon Jan 7 13:48:00 UTC 2013

Dear Anthony Viallard,

On Mon,  7 Jan 2013 14:30:13 +0100, Anthony Viallard wrote:


This line is not needed.

Also, please make your 1/5, 2/5, 3/5 and the LICENSE part of 5/5 a
single patch.

And then, a second patch containing your 4/5 and and the part of 5/5
that disables the documentation and the demos.

There has already been some discussion with Stefan about how to split
patches, and it seems that it is still not clear. Each patch should be
a logical change that works on its own.

So for example, in the same series, putting a package in section "Foo",
and then moving it to section "Bar" is very strange. Since you can
rebase your patches, why don't you put the package in section "Bar" in
the first place, so that we can believe you did everything perfectly
from the very beginning? :-)

You don't need to show to the whole world the gazillions of steps you
followed to create a package. You need to show the whole world a nice,
clean set of commits, where each commit is a logical change, that keeps
the "buildability" of Buildroot.

Does that make sense?

Thomas Petazzoni, Free Electrons
Kernel, drivers, real-time and embedded Linux
development, consulting, training and support.

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