Re: How to cope with patches sanely (Was: State of the project - input needed)
On Fri, Jan 25, 2008 at 10:08:29AM +0100, Josselin Mouette <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Le vendredi 25 janvier 2008 à 09:50 +0100, Andreas Tille a écrit :
> > > As a second runner up, quilt is ok by me. :)
> > For historical reasons I use dpatch but I'm not really happy with this.
> > I would gladly adopt any other patch system if it would be declared as
> > kind of standard.
> I’d be glad if we could standardize on quilt. It is the only one to be
> both simple and powerful, and I know very few people unhappy with it.
> Other patch systems I have tried (dpatch, dbs and simple-patchsys) have
> all serious flaws that end up hitting you on non-trivial packages.
The only sad thing is that quilt only deals with patches (i.e. diffs),
whereas dpatch can do scripts, too. Anyways, I now prefer not using dpatch