[darcs-users] Idea: Free floating patches?
Norbert.Nemec.list at gmx.de
Fri Nov 12 08:24:00 UTC 2004
is there a possibility to create "free-floating" patches which could be simply
transferred to anyone who can then just apply the patch to their repository?
The idea would be that the specially formatted patch file should contain
information about all the patches it depends on. When the patch is then
applied somewhere else and any of the depended-upon patches is missing in the
target repo, darcs simply complains. Otherwise, it just applies the patch.
The algorithm for creating such a free-floating patch file should of course
try to commute it up in the tree as far as possible, so the result depends on
as few patches as possible.
I think such a feature would be very helpful for distributed development: if
you have developed some feature that you don't want to push to some central
repository and don't want to set up your own public repository either, you
can simply create such a free-floating patch file and put it on your website
or mail it to a friend without having to care what the exact state of their
repository is. (That is: as long as the patch only depends patches that were
in the central repository.)
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