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Re: How to maintain packaging files for multiple distributions in the same tree?



Goswin von Brederlow <brederlo@informatik.uni-tuebingen.de> writes:

> Release branch:
>
> ---+-----+----- sid
>    |s    |e
>    |a    |t
>    |r    |c
>    |g    |h
>    |e
>
> Distribution filter: (with patches going both ways)
>
> ----+--+------+--+--- Debian
>      \  \    /    \
>       +--+--+------+- Ubuntu
>
>>> Branches don't work so well for ubuntu as you have to pull over the
>>> changes from the main branch to the ubuntu branch on every
>>> release. Which means (unneccessary) work.
>>
>> It is work, yes, but in many cases it is necessary, and we do quite a bit of
>> it at present.
>
> Hopefully the graphic above makes it clear why a branch isn't the most
> helpfull construct for it. Unfortunately I know of no RCS that has
> something better for this kind of parallel developement.

tla star-merge ?


Regards,
Roger

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