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Re: How to cope with patches sanely (Was: State of the project - input needed)


On Friday 25 January 2008 09:50:56 am Andreas Tille wrote:
> I would be absolutely unhappy about this.  On one hand it is just a waste
> of resources to clone upstream source on the other hand handling a set of
> (documented!!) patches seems much more clearly for my taste.

"inconvenient because of poor support in $VCS" != "just a waste of resources".  

In fact as i'm slowly getting involved with more and more packages using git, 
i'm finding it much more easy and natural to have the orig upstream in the 

wrt patches, i've found quilt is a really nice compromise from all sides (much 
more robust and manageable than dpatch, for example), though i'd be 
interested to hear more about the "feature branch" approach.  has anyone 
actually implemented this with an existing package?  It really stands out to 
me as the Right Way (in the textbook sense, anyway) to do this, but i'm not 
sure how practical it is to do with existing tools... i.e. how would you list 
the set of feature branches that need to be merged, and ensure that some 
other member on your team forgets to merge said feature branches before 
building a new version?


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