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Re: RFS: elvis - powerful clone of the vi/ex text editor

On Mon, Jan 09, 2006 at 10:55:45PM -0800, Russ Allbery wrote:
> Steve Langasek <vorlon@debian.org> writes:

> > For new deployment of patch systems, I would strongly encourage using
> > quilt instead of dpatch.  It has much better handling of patch
> > dependencies than any of the others, and much more user friendly patch
> > editing/creating capabilities.

> > The xorg, glibc, and samba packages, for instance, are all using quilt
> > today.

> Oh, interesting.  I'd been noticing it in use by large packages, but I
> wasn't aware it was at the point where it was a reasonable alternative to
> dpatch even for smaller ones.  I'll have to take a closer look.

Right, AFAICT the larger packages have been early adopters of quilt not
because it's harder, but because they're the packages that have desperately
needed something better :)

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
vorlon@debian.org                                   http://www.debian.org/

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