[darcs-users] Idea: Free floating patches?

Andrew Pimlott andrew at pimlott.net
Wed Nov 17 01:05:57 UTC 2004

On Fri, Nov 12, 2004 at 09:24:00AM +0100, Norbert Nemec wrote:
> 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.

You can achieve this today in a few steps.  There was a discussion about
this a while back that you might find with the keyword "minimal context"
and my name.

a)  If you want the free-floating patch to include all of the
    depended-upon patches, do a send to an empty repo.

b)  If you don't want to include all the depended-upon patches, do a
    push to an empty repo, then unpull the single patche from that repo
    and do a send to that repo.


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