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@@ -216,26 +216,14 @@ 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.
+Does not work for sending patches.
+Gmail web client converts tabs to spaces automatically.
+At the same time it wraps lines every 78 chars with CRLF style line breaks
+although tab2space problem can be solved with external editor.
+Another problem is that Gmail will base64-encode any message that has a
+non-ASCII character. That includes things like European names.