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Re: Requirements gathering for new package source control



On Tue, 10 Jun 2008 15:06:41 +0200
Karel Zak <kzak redhat com> wrote:

> On Tue, Jun 10, 2008 at 08:23:19AM -0400, Josh Boyer wrote:
> > On Tue, 10 Jun 2008 02:36:27 +0200
> > Karel Zak <kzak redhat com> wrote:
> > 
> > > On Mon, Jun 09, 2008 at 02:19:38PM -0400, Jesse Keating wrote:
> > > > Thank you all for your thoughtful consideration.
> > > 
> > >  - be able to easily rebase/refresh a patch
> > 
> > That's pretty outside the scope of any SCM we deploy.  Use tools like
> > quilt.
> 
> [...]
> 
> > Generate patches from what?  We don't store exploded tarballs.  We
> > store tarballs and patches.
> 
>  Right... so, why we need any SCM (=source code managment)? Shouldn't
>  be better for our work to use quilt+rsync?

No...  have you ever tried to deal with multiple people working on the
same package without some kind of merge/conflict detection capability
built into the tool used to "commit"?

Also, you want to preserve the history.

As an aside, your patches should be short-lived in the SCM as they
should be on their way upstream to be merged into the next release.

josh


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