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Re: Centralized darcs

#include <hallo.h>
* John Goerzen [Tue, Aug 01 2006, 04:47:13PM]:

> I do use darcs to track patches against upstream.  I really don't
> understand the whole cdbs/dpatch/whatever thing -- why use a hack to
> manage your patches when you could use a real VC tool that does it
> better?

Because you can make your work persistent in atoms without having a
complicated meta layer inbetween. Patching with VC works well (even with
Subversion) if you have just few lines to change (basic use case while
developing svn-buildpackage) but the fun disappears when you have a
dozen of patches from different sources.

I get scared sometimes when I hear people talking proudly about managing
their project using a distributed VCS as framework to link dozens of
patch layers together though I admittedly never tried to recreate a such
scenario. It sounds like a lot of overhead and big waste of time from
the beginning, sorry.


<LGS> Halloechen, ihr Spinner, so frueh auf?
<nusse> nein, wir schlafen alle im kollektiv
<knorke> mein alkoven ist kaputt
<teq> alkohol kaputt?

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