git usage question

Thomas Moschny thomas.moschny at gmail.com
Wed Sep 8 09:28:08 UTC 2010


2010/9/8 Daniel P. Berrange <berrange at redhat.com>:
> When maintaining a proper GIT branch against upstream and cherry picking
> patches, the fact that you might end up with 100's of patches is not
> really a burden anymore. GIT does all the hardwork for you. You can
> automate patchfile creation with git format-patch, and a simple script
> can munge the RPM spec to add the neccessary Patch: & %patch lines
> and %changelogs based off the GIT commit summary line for each patch.

You could also use topgit [1], which really eases the process of
maintaining a set of patches (which might depend on each other)
against some upstream branches.
Btw, topgit is awaiting review [2] ;)

Regards,
Thomas


[1] http://repo.or.cz/w/topgit.git
[2] https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=619593


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