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authorDarren Hart <>2012-08-21 09:27:16 -0700
committerRichard Purdie <>2012-08-22 14:05:00 +0100
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tree6720b4fa2a058fde2d32d163764e73a20d35821f /README
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README: Clarify where to send patches
There is still a great deal of confusion over where patches for the various components of the poky repository should be sent. Attempt to mitigate this by including a blurb in the poky README similar to what other layers and repositories do. V2: Call out the special care required when dealing with the scripts directory per Saul Wold's recommendation. V3: Recommend applying patches to oe-core prior to sending patches to the oe-core mailing list. (From meta-yocto rev: d2747240e75ca0d43f569161694799c3d5d23014) Signed-off-by: Darren Hart <> CC: Richard Purdie <> CC: Paul Gortmaker <> CC: Paul Eggleton <> CC: Khem Raj <> Signed-off-by: Richard Purdie <>
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For information about OpenEmbedded, see the OpenEmbedded website:
+Where to Send Patches
+As Poky is an integration repository, patches against the various components
+should be sent to their respective upstreams.
+Most everything else should be sent to the OpenEmbedded Core mailing list. If
+in doubt, check the oe-core git repository for the content you intend to modify.
+Before sending, be sure the patches apply cleanly to the current oe-core git
+Note: The scripts directory should be treated with extra care as it is a mix
+ of oe-core and poky-specific files.
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