[Cerowrt-devel] Dave needs to get better at pushing out patches
david at lang.hm
david at lang.hm
Thu Dec 8 06:55:47 EST 2011
On Thu, 8 Dec 2011, Dave Taht wrote:
> The overhead of formatting a patch properly is trivial.
> Getting a patch set into thunderbird or the web so totally dwarfs the
> tedium of actually creating the patch, it's unbelievable.
> I have a string of mostly trivial patches I could have got out ages
> ago with git send-email. I could slam out patches every day that way
> and be a zillion times more effective coding-wise.
> All year I have tried to get to where I could send email effectively
> from the command line on my laptop or wherever, and today's email
> server setups have become so complex that I have completely failed to
> find a way to so. (I note that I am frequently offline and need to be
> able to do it from my main development box, my laptop, and I have been
> highly mobile of late)
> I recently spent most of a day trying to get bufferbloat.net's email
> server to take email from me, using sasl, or certs, and failed
> I've been running my own email servers for 3 decades now, It's both
> embarrassing to me and unbelievable how difficult it's become to use
> such a basic transport.
> And I USED to read my email with emacs. I liked it. I was FAR more
> productive switching from code to irc to email to patches and back
> when I didn't have to run tools like a browser and thunderbird all the
as a holdout pine user I understand your frustration :-)
have you considered doing something like setting up openvpn to connect to
the bufferbloat.net server and then configuring the mail server to trust
mail arriving form the VPN clients?
I know this is horrible overkill for such a trivial job, but it avoids all
the problems of doing authentication for the SMTP connection (and the fact
that many locations block outbound connections from dhcp addresses to port
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