Re: 2.6.12-mm1

From: Jean Delvare
Date: Tue Jun 21 2005 - 01:24:03 EST

Hi Andrew,

> One could go on at length as to why this mistake is so easy to make
> when you're using CVS, but what it boils down to is that these
> projects are using the wrong paradigm. They're maintaining files,
> whereas they should be maintaining *changes* to files.

My point exactly. You seem to excuse them for providing broken patches
because they use the wrong tools to do the job in the first place, I
don't (and I'm not even you). If CVS doesn't work, let's not use it.
There are other tools out there which will do the job just fine (one of
them being quilt [1], which makes my own job so much easier since I'm
using it, thanks to its various authors and contributors).


Jean Delvare
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