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SubjectRe: [git patches] 2.6.x libata updates
On Sat, 29 Oct 2005, Linus Torvalds wrote:

> On Sat, 29 Oct 2005, Nicolas Pitre wrote:
> >
> > Since GIT is real free software that even purists may use without fear,
> > this downside is certainly not as critical as it was in the BK days.
>
> I don't think that's the problem.
>
> It's the learning curve. I don't think git is that hard to use (certainly
> not if you just follow somebody elses tree and occasionally do a "git
> bisect"), but git _is_ different. And if you're not a developer, or even
> if you are, and you're just somebody who has alway sjust used CVS, then
> something like "patch" is simply to understand what it's doing, with
> basically no abstractions anywhere.

Agreed.

> Compared to tar-files + patches, git has a _lot_ of abstract things going
> on that you have to get used to before you aren't intimidated by it.

Maybe gitweb could be extended to provide any arbitrary patch with a
front-end to git-bisect...


Nicolas
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