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SubjectRe: A modest proposal -- We need a patch penguin
On Wed, Jan 30, 2002 at 02:14:52PM -0200, Rik van Riel wrote:
> On Wed, 30 Jan 2002, Larry McVoy wrote:
> > On Wed, Jan 30, 2002 at 08:42:33AM -0700, Tom Rini wrote:
> > > On Tue, Jan 29, 2002 at 11:48:05PM -0800, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> > > It does in some ways anyhow. Following things downstream is rather
> > > painless, but one of the things we in the PPC tree hit alot is when we
> > > have a new file in one of the sub trees and want to move it up to the
> > > 'stable' tree
> >
> > Summary: only an issue because Linus isn't using BK.
> Bitkeeper also seems to have some problems applying out-of-order
> changesets or applying them partially.
> Changesets sent by 'bk send' are also much harder to read than
> unidiffs ;)
> I think for bitkeeper to be useful for the kernel we really need:
> 1) 'bk send' format Linus can read easily

I think you can do bk send -u which spits out a unified diff in the
comments of the file or so.

> 2) the ability to send individual changes (for example, the
> foo_net.c fixes from 1.324 and 1.350) in one nice unidiff

This is sort of what I was getting at, execpt in this case foo_net.c is
also a new file as well. Myself and Paul haven't found a good way to do
this :(

Tom Rini (TR1265)
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