Commit df5753c4 authored by Junio C Hamano's avatar Junio C Hamano

SubmittingPatches: update GMail section

Even if you use imap-send to throw your drafts in the outbox, using their
web interface will mangle your patches.  Clarify that the imap-send is
meant to be used together with a real MUA that can use IMAP drafts, and
remove instructions related to the web interface, which is irrelevant.

Add description of send-email as an alternative.

Use --cover-letter, and do not use -C nor --no-color, on the example
command line for format-patch.
Signed-off-by: default avatarJunio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
parent a751b5cc
......@@ -520,11 +520,9 @@ Gmail
GMail does not appear to have any way to turn off line wrapping in the web
interface, so this will mangle any emails that you send. You can however
use any IMAP email client to connect to the google imap server, and forward
the emails through that. Just make sure to disable line wrapping in that
email client. Alternatively, use "git send-email" instead.
the emails through that.
Submitting properly formatted patches via Gmail is simple now that
IMAP support is available. First, edit your ~/.gitconfig to specify your
To submit using the IMAP interface, first, edit your ~/.gitconfig to specify your
account settings:
[imap]
......@@ -538,14 +536,29 @@ account settings:
You might need to instead use: folder = "[Google Mail]/Drafts" if you get an error
that the "Folder doesn't exist".
Next, ensure that your Gmail settings are correct. In "Settings" the
"Use Unicode (UTF-8) encoding for outgoing messages" should be checked.
Once your commits are ready to be sent to the mailing list, run the
following command to send the patch emails to your Gmail Drafts
folder.
Once your commits are ready to send to the mailing list, run the following
command to send the patch emails to your Gmail Drafts folder.
$ git format-patch --cover-letter -M --stdout origin/master | git imap-send
$ git format-patch -M --stdout origin/master | git imap-send
Just make sure to disable line wrapping in the email client (GMail web
interface will line wrap no matter what, so you need to use a real
IMAP client).
Go to your Gmail account, open the Drafts folder, find the patch email, fill
in the To: and CC: fields and send away!
Alternatively, you can use "git send-email" and send your patches
through the GMail SMTP server. edit ~/.gitconfig to specify your
account settings:
[sendemail]
smtpencryption = tls
smtpserver = smtp.gmail.com
smtpuser = user@gmail.com
smtppass = p4ssw0rd
smtpserverport = 587
Once your commits are ready to be sent to the mailing list, run the
following commands:
$ git format-patch --cover-letter -M origin/master -o outgoing/
$ git send-email outgoing/*
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