also sprach Theodore Tso <firstname.lastname@example.org> [2008.01.28.1613 +1100]: > From: Author O' The Patch <email@example.com> > Detailed patch description > Signed-off-by: "Theodore Ts'o" <firstname.lastname@example.org> > > This is at the beginning of every single quilt patch, and because of > this, we can easily important the patch into either a mercurial or git > repository, while preserving the authorship information of the patch. Nice, I didn't see this before. This *is* in fact nice and puts the quilt *format* very high on my list. > Since we are keeping the patch series under source control, it > allows us to refine patches, and keep a historical record of the > improvements to a particular patch before it us pushed upstream. and I guess you can use feature branches to create the patches, if you like working with the VCS for this sort of thing (like I do) and then store them in yet another branch. :) -- .''`. martin f. krafft <email@example.com> : :' : proud Debian developer, author, administrator, and user `. `'` http://people.debian.org/~madduck - http://debiansystem.info `- Debian - when you have better things to do than fixing systems windoze 98: <n.> useless extension to a minor patch release for 32-bit extensions and a graphical shell for a 16-bit patch to an 8-bit operating system originally coded for a 4-bit microprocessor, written by a 2-bit company that can't stand for 1 bit of competition.
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