[webkit-dev] Tagging bug names with a platform name: limit to platform-specific patches

Tor Arne Vestbø tor.arne.vestbo at nokia.com
Thu Jan 21 03:11:34 PST 2010

Darin Adler wrote:
> Hi folks.
> We’ve never formalized this, but I believe that patches tagged with a
> particular platform name such as
> [Qt] Add new API for fluffy bunnies
> should be limited to one particular platform’s code. If the patch
> changes more than a trivial bit of platform-independent code, even if
> the change is only for the benefit of a signle platform, I suggest we
> not use the platform name prefix.

Agreed. Note also that we have keywords for both Qt and Gtk, so if a 
patch deals largely with platform-independent code, but has consequences 
for either of these ports, for example new API requirements or DRT 
hooks, please add the keyword to it pops up in filters.

tor arne

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