Advantages of simpler patch management tools

Kumar Appaiah akumar at
Fri Oct 12 16:21:08 UTC 2007

On Fri, Oct 12, 2007 at 05:05:30PM +0100, martin f krafft wrote:
> > I've the same concern. Can we ask to all contributor to our
> > package to know how to use git ?
> No, we can't; uh, we should not. But we should also not grind to
> a halt in terms of innovation.
> What we should consider is a high-level package maintenance tool,
> which can shield the user from all the intricacies of the actual
> tools in use but also allow their direct use.

However, I am still thinking whether there would be a way by which you
can merge your branches and still keep the .diff.gz clean, by somehow
converting the merge to a patch which resides in the debian/
directory at "merge-time". I can't think of a way to do this (yet),
but I am wondering whether we can maintain the .diff.gz.


Kumar Appaiah,
458, Jamuna Hostel,
Indian Institute of Technology Madras,
Chennai - 600 036
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