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authorTim Hockin <thockin@google.com>2008-11-06 12:53:33 -0800
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2008-11-06 15:41:19 -0800
commit1b6bcdbe7eaacde19b5d633b33c8d056e4818de0 (patch)
tree79cd3a890fc572e55bf0ddd5ec60d8a88ec4cabb /Documentation/email-clients.txt
parent24eb089950ce44603b30a3145a2c8520e2b55bb1 (diff)
Documentation/email-clients.txt: add some info about gmail
Signed-off-by: Tim Hockin <thockin@google.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
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@@ -213,4 +213,29 @@ TkRat (GUI)
Works. Use "Insert file..." or external editor.
+Gmail (Web GUI)
+If you just have to use Gmail to send patches, it CAN be made to work. It
+requires a bit of external help, though.
+The first problem is that Gmail converts tabs to spaces. This will
+totally break your patches. To prevent this, you have to use a different
+editor. There is a firefox extension called "ViewSourceWith"
+(https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/394) which allows you to
+edit any text box in the editor of your choice. Configure it to launch
+your favorite editor. When you want to send a patch, use this technique.
+Once you have crafted your messsage + patch, save and exit the editor,
+which should reload the Gmail edit box. GMAIL WILL PRESERVE THE TABS.
+Hoorah. Apparently you can cut-n-paste literal tabs, but Gmail will
+convert those to spaces upon sending!
+The second problem is that Gmail converts tabs to spaces on replies. If
+you reply to a patch, don't expect to be able to apply it as a patch.
+The last problem is that Gmail will base64-encode any message that has a
+non-ASCII character. That includes things like European names. Be aware.
+Gmail is not convenient for lkml patches, but CAN be made to work.

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