[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

Re: quilt, cdbs, dpatch, but is there even simpler ?

Le Sun, Jul 22, 2007 at 01:50:11PM +0900, Osamu Aoki a écrit :
> I guess the original poster (not me) felt even doing this simple task
> was more than just "cp andom.diff ebian/patches/01_some_patch.dpatch".
> I like dpatch approach to lead people to add description since it 
> documents patch well.

Hi everybody,

In April, I sent a patch on this list to get feedback before opening a
wishlist bug on the new mainainers's guide.


However, I forgot about it in the meantime...

I think that dpatch and quilt can be used in very similar ways when one
does not try to take full advantage of their specificities
(arch-specific patches for dpatch, powerful command line interface for
quilt). Both of them allow comments, by the way.

I discovered that quilt is easy to use during one meeting of the Tokyo
area debian study group ; I really think that it would desserve to
advertised side to side with dpatch in the new maintainers's guide.

As you said in your message, its main advantage for beginners is that it
allows to drop patches in debian/patches without having to dig a manpage
to understand how to properly reformat the patch.

I just sent my patch to the sgml source of the guide on bug #434156

Have a nice day,

Charles Plessy
Wako, Saitama, Japan

Reply to: