[haiku-development] Re: Patch format

  • From: Andreas Färber <andreas.faerber@xxxxxx>
  • To: haiku-development@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 28 Feb 2010 10:23:54 +0100


Am 27.02.2010 um 22:32 schrieb Ingo Weinhold:

On 2010-02-27 at 13:48:30 [+0100], Andreas Färber <andreas.faerber@xxxxxx >
wrote:
[...]
The point is, such a format is supported by tools, so that committers
wouldn't have to type the commit message themselves but would use the
proposed text from the contributor, and optionally have their SOB line
added. [...]

Thanks for the explanation. Unfortunately svn doesn't help with this at all
(AFAIK).

Right, but there are patch management tools for use with SVN, e.g. Quilt. I haven't tried it myself, but it's been used by Mono maintainers. (Using ChangeLog-style commit messages there: yyyy-mm-dd name <email>)

I believe mercurial would, though.

Cf. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quilt_(software)

Mentions a Mercurial extension mq.
I would assume that any distributed versioning system has such mechanisms, since you don't have centralized usernames and need to exchange patches.

Andreas

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