Agree, we can send pull request in the mail list (without github),  just simply give your git repository URL and the branch name. The maintainer can pull/merge/review it easily.

On Sun, Feb 23, 2014 at 8:02 PM, Marco Antoniotti <> wrote:

On Feb 23, 2014, at 05:51 , Daniel Herring <> wrote:

> On Sat, 22 Feb 2014, Philipp Marek wrote:
>> I might change my/the main repository over to github, though - it's much easier to
>> accept pull requests there than to import patches from emails.
>> Or are there any better ideas?
> Hi Philip,
> Thanks for lending a hand.  Its nice seeing bugfixes get committed.
> Please don't switch to Github simply for pull requests.  Stability is
> important for a project like this, and Github has a tendency to encourage
> fragmentation...  It gets bothersome tracking repository moves.  If you do
> start accepting pull requests over there, I would ask that you keep the SF
> repository up to date as the "primary" master.
> Are these emailed patches using git format-commit and git-am?  If not,
> then maybe encouraging their use would help you.

I second that.  DO NOT CHANGE ANY INFRASTRUCTURE CHOICES.  Even if I don’t work on ECL, these kind of changes are always very very disruptive for any community.

I also agree on the “fragmentation tendency of github”.



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