[Games] Status update
ansgar at 2008.43-1.org
Fri Nov 28 14:19:08 PST 2008
"Richard Hartmann" <richih.mailinglist at gmail.com> writes:
> On Fri, Nov 28, 2008 at 19:33, Miriam Ruiz <miriam at debian.org> wrote:
>> git would definitely help with this approach: one feature per branch
> One feature per branch? Branches are cheap, but does this really
> make sense? On the other hand, people would be able to
> cherry-pick individual features by a simple local merge, then.
> And everyone else could use the patches-all (or whatever we call
> it) branch. It probably pays to just do it that way and see if we run
> into any troubles.
I have not really used feature branches yet, but should make it easier
for upstreams to pick features. This is something we should really hope
What about `topgit'? I did not yet have time to look at it, but it
looks like it might be really helpful for our cause:
TopGit aims to make handling of large amount of interdependent topic
branches easier. In fact, it is designed especially for the case
when you maintain a queue of third-party patches on top of another
(perhaps Git-controlled) project and want to easily organize,
maintain and submit them - TopGit achieves that by keeping a
separate topic branch for each patch and providing few tools to
maintain the branches.
It also provides means to provide the branches as a patch series if you
want to keep using the pristine upstream source. I think some people
are already using it to maintain packages in Debian.
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