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Re: How to cope with patches sanely

also sprach Daniel Leidert <daniel.leidert.spam@gmx.net> [2008.01.31.0538 +1100]:
> I read your post/blog entry. That doesn't mean, that I agree to
> everything. I especially cannot agree to the flame on Fedora/Gentoo/BSDs
> way to just hold a spec (compares to our debian/*) + patches in a VCS,
> beecause its what I do and what many projects at svn.d.o currently
> (successfully) do. It has IMO a much more natural feeling than putting
> everything into VCS control. I already said: Upstream has its own VCS.
> So why to mirror it? Then we can directly go to upstream and maintain
> our debian/* files inside their VCS.

Yes, ideally we should be doing this, without imposing on upstream.
And ideally, the other distros should be doing this as well so that
we can really profit from each other and trivially exchange patches.
We're all basically doing the same thing anyway, remember?

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