Submit patches to Openembedded
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 "email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Add the modified file
git add path/recipename
Add a comment including my signature "Signed-off-by: Your Name <email@example.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][meta-oe][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 --firstname.lastname@example.org patchfilename
Your patch will be sent to the mailing list and should be immediately visible on http://patches.openembedded.org/ .