[announce] dbus4win

Marc Mutz marc at kdab.net
Wed Apr 22 09:22:45 PDT 2009

On Wednesday April 22 2009, Marc Mutz wrote:
> On Tuesday April 21 2009, Colin Walters wrote:
> > See also Tor's outstanding patch:
> >
> > http://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=16788
> >
> > Is any of that work in your tree?
> Not yet. But thanks for pointing that out to us, we will make sure to take
> that patch into account.

I've started to break down Tor's huge patch into pieces, in the patch-16788 
branch of repo.or.cz/dbus4win.git. HEAD of that beast is the patch from 
BR#16788, but _resorted_ so see the actual diffs in the *-win.c files.

I cannot stress enough that this is a very valueable contribution, but 
unfortunately unusable until it's all disentangled. One thing left is to keep 
out whitespace changes until very last, otherwise cherry-picking these 
commits will immediately reject. I know this is boring and hard work (I spent 
the better part of today on it :/), but there's a snowball's chance in hell 
for getting a 220K patch upstream.

Tor, I would really appreciate if you could continue, please. At least write 
some kind of changelog so I can see the trees in the remaining forest (German 
saying). Esp the error handling changes are all over the place. Knowing in 
which order you did them originally would go a long way to make things 


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