ok with some more research today it seems the difference and issues I was
having was from the patch being made with

git diff vs git format-patch

with git diff (which is how the patch I was reviewing was made) you apply
doing "patch -p1 < patch"

no commits messages are preserved with git diff.  I think there are pros
and cons to this.

If folks make good commit messages then this is great however I prefer the
git diff patch myself from contribs because then I can commit with a
message for the JIRA ticket and the reviewer

thoughts on git diff vs git format-patch ?

I updated the wiki to deal with the error i encountered since it already
references format-patch I but think we should have some consensus for
contributors and how they should proceed and how we should too.

On Sat, Jan 5, 2013 at 2:02 PM, Joe Stein <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

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