[alsa-devel] HG branches

Rene Herman rene.herman at keyaccess.nl
Wed Feb 6 21:06:57 CET 2008

On 06-02-08 15:06, Jaroslav Kysela wrote:

> BTW: Does anyone know if it's possible to just pick a patch from a HG 
> branch to another? STG (Stacked GIT) has nice 'stg pick <branch>@<patch>'
> command for this.

Not me, but thought I'd take the opportunity to ask if switching to git is 
(still) an absolute no. As far as I can see, hg has mostly downsides, with 
needing a conduit between it and upstream for example that I saw Linus 
complain about recently.

I'm used to git by now, and every time I try do something inside ALSA I just 
keep on typing the wrong commands to hg, needing the manpage, not being 
certain that I'm not fucking up my local tree...

I can definitely say that hg is not being instrumental in making me more of 
a contributor. When I _do_ do something I tend to just work against the 
kernel inside git and then only in the end apply the result to the current 
hg just to see if it will.

I believe the git submodule stuff would also nicely allow all of ALSA to be 
one giant repo basically, with kernel, lib, ..., as submodules.


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