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Re: git and quilt

Henrique de Moraes Holschuh <hmh@debian.org> writes:

> Downstream, you "fork" from upstream each release, either by merging
> topic branches (_rebasing_ them if any sort of conflict happens, all
> merge commits must be perfectly clean ones), or rebasing the debian
> changes on top of the new upstream and calling that the new 'master'
> branch.

With Bazaar, one doesn't need to rebase to achieve this. The ‘loom’
plugin allows for tracking changes against upstream revisions, while
*preserving* the history of changes, and generating tidy change sets to
feed back upstream (or, in our use case of interest, to use as Quilt


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