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Re: How to cope with patches sanely

On Sat, Jan 26, 2008 at 09:49:43PM +0100, Pierre Habouzit wrote:
> On sam, jan 26, 2008 at 06:51:01 +0000, Mike Hommey wrote:
> > FWIW, dpatch has a patch edition facility (and I think it's been there
> > since near the beginning), but it was a PITA to use on big source trees.
> > I don't know if that changed.

>   Quilt has the same (using quilt snapshot) with the same drawback.

Er, quilt has other editing modalities that *don't* have that drawback.
E.g., 'quilt edit'.

> It also has the original way of specifying first which file you'll work on
> that is way faster, but has the horrible drawback of not working if you
> touch a file you didn't specifically marked as editable.

'quilt edit' spawns the editor for you, so works as long as you aren't
making changes that involve something like autotools.

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