ROTD (Rant Of The Day): patches

Dimitrie O. Paun dimi at
Thu Jan 31 15:54:13 CST 2002

On Thu, 31 Jan 2002, Alexandre Julliard wrote:

> I can't say I disagree with you, but I'll just note that all your
> patches are base64 encoded, which is not really better <g>

Oops <blush/> (but, ..., but, ... mine are Text/PLAIN at least :))

Sorry, I did not realise that. Speaking of which, I don't have the
slightest idea how to force Pine not to do that. Maybe the only way is to
actually _insert_ the text of the patch at the end of the message, but as
far as I know, there are some broken versions of Pine out that will mangle
the patch in sublte ways.
> IMO any mail that cannot be piped straight into patch should be rejected

Agreed. I am sorry I caused you grief by sending you base64 patches, from
my mailer POV they seemed to be "in clear".

> but I don't do it because it would take me more time to
> explain that to people sending patches and keep track of it all than
> it takes me to decode them. Maybe we should put an auto-rejecter of
> mime crap on the wine-patches list..

Yeah, that would be good. Maybe include something into the documentation
describing how to send the patch using various mailers?


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