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SubjectRe: Kernel SCM saga..
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On Thursday 07 April 2005 14:04, Jörn Engel wrote:
> On Thu, 7 April 2005 10:47:18 -0700, Linus Torvalds wrote:
>> ... There should be some support for cherry-picking in between
> > a temporary throw-away tree and a "cleaned-up-tree". However, it should
> > be something you really do need to think about, and in most cases it
> > really does boil down to "export as patch, re-import from patch".
> > Especially since you potentially want to edit things in between anyway
> > when you cherry-pick.
>
> For reordering, using patcher, you can simply edit the sequence file
> and move lines around. Nice and simple interface.
>
> There is no checking involved, though. If you mode dependent patches,
> you end up with a mess and either throw it all away or seriously
> scratch your head. So a serious SCM might do something like this:
>
> $ cp series new_series
> $ vi new_series
> $ SCM --reorder new_series
> # essentially "mv new_series series", if no checks fail
>
> Merging patches isn't that hard either. Splitting them would remain
> manual, as you described it.

Well it's clear that adding cherry picking, patch reordering, splitting and
merging (two patches into one) is not even hard, it's just a matter of making
it convenient by _building it into the tool_. Now, can we just pick a tool
and do it, please? :-)

Regards,

Daniel
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