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[v4,2/2] README: Document 'git-publish' workflow

Message ID 20180226030326.20219-3-famz@redhat.com
State New
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Series Add git-publish config file | expand

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Fam Zheng Feb. 26, 2018, 3:03 a.m. UTC
Signed-off-by: Fam Zheng <famz@redhat.com>
 README | 31 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++-
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diff --git a/README b/README
index 2c8e1c8cc4..7833b97365 100644
--- a/README
+++ b/README
@@ -56,7 +56,7 @@  The QEMU source code is maintained under the GIT version control system.
    git clone git://git.qemu.org/qemu.git
-When submitting patches, the preferred approach is to use 'git
+When submitting patches, one common approach is to use 'git
 format-patch' and/or 'git send-email' to format & send the mail to the
 qemu-devel@nongnu.org mailing list. All patches submitted must contain
 a 'Signed-off-by' line from the author. Patches should follow the
@@ -73,6 +73,35 @@  The QEMU website is also maintained under source control.
   git clone git://git.qemu.org/qemu-web.git
+A 'git-profile' utility was created to make above process less
+cumbersome, and is highly recommended for making regular contributions,
+or even just for sending consecutive patch series revisions. It also
+requires a working 'git send-email' setup, and by default doesn't
+automate everything, so you may want to go through the above steps
+manually for once.
+For installation instructions, please go to
+  https://github.com/stefanha/git-publish
+The workflow with 'git-publish' is:
+  $ git checkout master -b my-feature
+  $ # work on new commits, add your 'Signed-off-by' lines to each
+  $ git publish
+Your patch series will be sent and tagged as my-feature-v1 if you need to refer
+back to it in the future.
+Sending v2:
+  $ git checkout my-feature # same topic branch
+  $ # making changes to the commits (using 'git rebase', for example)
+  $ git publish
+Your patch series will be sent with 'v2' tag in the subject and the git tip
+will be tagged as my-feature-v2.
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