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Re: tarballs - why in SVN?



Miriam Ruiz wrote:

> What's the general idea about using a patch management system? Is it good or
> evil?

I think it is good:

* When you update the patch, you only modify a single file, and not
bunch of files all over the place. Makes it a lot easier to see the
changes when you are working with the source outside of SVN.

* Adding a new patch is simply a matter of throwing an appropriate file
into an appropriate directory. More or less.

* Things can be easily tested with only a subset of patches. This is
especially useful in case of regressions.



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