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Re: How to handle Debian patches

On Fri, 16 May 2008 22:10:36 +0200, Josselin Mouette <joss@debian.org> said: 

> Le vendredi 16 mai 2008 à 16:04 -0400, Joey Hess a écrit :
>> You're insinuatiog that a VCS does not allow easily browsing and
>> examining patches, and I just don't buy it.

> I can do more than insinuating: a VCS does not allow easily browsing
> and examining patches. It doesn’t prevent it, but solely, it is not
> sufficient.

        I am not sure I can agree. I find examining a single patch deep
 down in a quilt series very hard, unless I learn and use quilt, since
 the patches are all linearized, and each patch is dependent on th
 previous patch.

        diffing the tips of branches in a SCM has been far more
 friendly.  So I find my old and new SCM's preferable to a quilt
 series -- since any feature can be compared to any other feature, or
 upstream, independently, and easily; this is terribly hard to do with

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