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Re: Adding quilt to the new maintainer guide.

Andreas Barth <aba@not.so.argh.org> writes:
> * Charles Plessy (charles-debian-nospam@plessy.org) [070413 09:28]:

>> 	Nevertheless, I tried quilt this week and I like it a
>> lot. Actually, I find it simpler than dpatch because it is not
>> necessary to convert the patches to a special format. I would like to
>> submit a patch to the new maintainer guide to promote quilt together
>> with dpatch. Shall I send a bug report directly, or shall we discuss
>> the patch on this list before ?

> Actually, we hope to get rid of both quilt and dpatch as recommended
> utilities as soon as the w&p source format is used.

Even if you don't use quilt to apply the patches at build time, using the
quilt utilities to construct the patches is still a good idea.  I've never
seen anything that can manage a set of patches as smoothly and as
intuitively as quilt.

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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