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Re: How to cope with patches sanely

also sprach James Vega <jamessan@debian.org> [2008.02.21.0020 +0100]:
> The difference here being that feature branches are, in my experience,
> changes against the pristine upstream source.  The merging of different
> feature branches is done in some integration branch.  Quilt patches are
> a dependent series where the merging of changes is inherent in the patch
> ordering.  Thus it's easier to get an "upstream ready" patch from $vcs
> than from a series of interdependent patches.

... unless feature branches interdepend and you have to store
dependency information somewhere.

"Congratulations, you have just reinvented $patch_manager".


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