List for cgit developers and users
 help / color / mirror / Atom feed
* git notes for the Linux kernel
@ 2022-10-17 11:50 Vegard Nossum
  2022-10-17 11:50 ` [PATCH 1/6] Support notes from external repositories Vegard Nossum
                   ` (5 more replies)
  0 siblings, 6 replies; 7+ messages in thread
From: Vegard Nossum @ 2022-10-17 11:50 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: cgit; +Cc: konstantin

Hi cgit maintainers,

I've improved the support for git notes in cgit, including the ability
to load notes from a separate repository than the one you are viewing.

My use case is using a separate repository of git notes for the Linux
kernel to annotate commits with extra cross-referencing information such
as e.g.:

- lore links to patch submissions matching the patch,
- references to subsequent fixes (if the current commit is buggy)
- mitre links to CVEs
- references to backports in stable/LTS

My hope is that these notes can eventually be displayed on -- at least, we've found the notes invaluable and a huge
time saver in different types of kernel work. (I'm still in the process
of working out how to release these notes and/or the scripts generating
them, but that's a different topic.)

I tried to submit the git.git patches upstream, but they were rejected
by the maintainer for not being general enough:

I will unfortunately not be able to implement the git maintainer's
suggestion, so I'll just offer up my git and cgit patches here, in case
cgit would still like this functionality; it would mean having to
maintain and carry the extra 2 git.git patches. I would be happy to
continue forward-porting those patches, however, as this is something I
will need to do for our internal use anyway.

Here is a screenshot of cgit with Linux kernel notes in action:

cgit patches will follow in replies to this email -- the two prerequisite
git.git patches are available at the git mailing list link above and
should apply cleanly to v2.38.0.



^ permalink raw reply	[flat|nested] 7+ messages in thread

end of thread, other threads:[~2022-10-18 20:20 UTC | newest]

Thread overview: 7+ messages (download: mbox.gz / follow: Atom feed)
-- links below jump to the message on this page --
2022-10-17 11:50 git notes for the Linux kernel Vegard Nossum
2022-10-17 11:50 ` [PATCH 1/6] Support notes from external repositories Vegard Nossum
2022-10-17 11:50 ` [PATCH 3/6] git: handle diff_queue_is_empty() changes Vegard Nossum
2022-10-17 11:50 ` [PATCH 4/6] git: handle string_list_init_{nodup, dup}() changes for ctx.cfg.mimetypes Vegard Nossum
2022-10-17 11:50 ` [PATCH 5/6] cgit: add extra alternates Vegard Nossum
2022-10-17 12:12 ` git notes for the Linux kernel Vegard Nossum
2022-10-18 20:20 ` John Keeping

This is a public inbox, see mirroring instructions
for how to clone and mirror all data and code used for this inbox;
as well as URLs for NNTP newsgroup(s).