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

On Fri, 25 Jan 2008, Michael Banck wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 25, 2008 at 10:51:05AM +0100, Lucas Nussbaum wrote:
> > On 25/01/08 at 08:01 +0000, Steve Langasek wrote:
> > > As a second runner up, quilt is ok by me. :)
> >  
> > I made some stats (see [1]). 7.8% of our packages use quilt, while 14.4%
> > use dpatch. It would be great to document in some place (devref?) why
> > quilt should be used instead of dpatch, because I don't think it's
> > obvious for everybody :)
> And there I thought we'd use whatever we like until wig&pen lands, which
> will have native patch support.
> What's the status of that?  Is my assumption bad?

Not completely, I'm following the discussion closely as I really want to
provide the required features in dpkg-dev directly. But I'm afraid that
wig&pen as defined might not be enough for all cases.

And Joey already made a proposal for a 3.0 source package (wig&pen is 2.0)
based on git. 

Raphaël Hertzog

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