Submit patches to Openembedded

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Submit patches to Openembedded (core)

Submitting patches to oe-core is slightly different than what was used with oe-classic. You can read the official [Openembedded howto]

Set up git

In this case I have a subscribed the openembedded-devel mailing list with a gmail.com account and I sign my patch with another account. Properly configure git (using tekkub@gmail.com as an example user)

On Debian / Ubuntu (Note: Fedora uses `yum` OpenSuse uses zypper or yast)

sudo aptitude install git-core git-email

These are important to the commit meta-data

git config --global user.name "Myself Me"
git config --global user.email "myname@mydomain.com"

Any Google Apps account

git config --global sendemail.smtpserver smtp.gmail.com
git config --global sendemail.smtpserverport 587
git config --global sendemail.smtpencryption tls
git config --global sendemail.smtpuser tekkupl@gmail.com

Committing your patch

Commit with a concise and descriptive message - one that explains your changes in a way others get a short overview without looking at the code.

Move to oe-core directory or whereever you keep your clone of the repo

cd oe-core

Add the modified file

git add path/recipename

Add a comment including my signature "Signed-off-by: Your Name <name@domain.com>"

git commit -s
   recipename: brief description
   * Longer description
   * if
   * required

Please add the appopriate prefix so that it is clear which layer the patch is intended to be applied to:

git format-patch -s --subject-prefix="OE-core][PATCH" -1


Please substitute "PATCH" with "PATCH v2" if you are submitting a revised version after addressing feedback (or v3, v4 etc.)

For multiple commits you can substitute -1 above with -N (where N is the number of commits)


Sending using git-send-email

To send just the top commit on your current branch (substitute mailing list address as appropriate):

git send-email --to=openembedded-core@lists.openembedded.org patchfilename

Community review

Your patch will be sent to the mailing list and should be immediately visible on http://patches.openembedded.org/ .