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Re: How to handle Debian patches

2008/5/19 Goswin von Brederlow <goswin-v-b@web.de>:

> Because the git format is imho conceptualy broken and the
> implementation is far from completely thought out. The strongest
> point against it is that the user has to learn git to use it.

I'm curious about this. Why is it conceptualy broken and badly
implemented? Is there any public URL about that?

> The quilt format on the other hand can be used transparently instead
> of v1 format. The user does not need to learn quilt to use it. That
> aspect can be totally ignored unless you want to use it.
> The maintainer can use whatever he likes. It is trivial to generate a
> quilt format package from git/arch/hg/svn and I'm sure there will be a
> RCS-build-package soon enough that does that. The maintainer can also
> import the quilt patches a NMU would add to the deb to the RCS
> repository. There is no real drawback in using quilt format even if
> you use git.

I agree with you in this.


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