[alsa-devel] HG vs GIT
tiwai at suse.de
Thu Feb 7 17:03:03 CET 2008
At Thu, 7 Feb 2008 07:49:39 -0800 (PST),
Trent Piepho wrote:
> On Thu, 7 Feb 2008, Takashi Iwai wrote:
> > At Thu, 7 Feb 2008 14:52:43 +0100 (CET),
> > > > > How do I test the driver if it's compiled with the kernel in the alsa.git
> > > > > tree? I want to compile the driver against the kernel I'm running now.
> > > >
> > > > Well, I don't get your point. "git-pull alsa.git" onto your current
> > > > kernel tree and make. Then you have the latest ALSA drivers for your
> > > > current system...
> > >
> > > Pull cannot be used. You'll pull also Linus's changes in tree with this
> > > command (which might not be wanted).
> > Ah, OK, I didn't think that your current tree is behind the ALSA
> > tree. But surely there must be an easy way to do that. At easiest,
> > I'd make a diff of alsa-git.tree to the upstream and apply it over the
> > local tree.
> It would have to be behind the current tree, unless you reboot multiple
> times per day.
What a shame :)
> The problem with an out of tree codebase extracted from git (or Hg), is
> that once extracted you couldn't use ALSA's SCM on it. E.g., generating
> nice patches based on current head, or pulling and merging recent patches
> in with your current work.
It's possible to extract and merge patches nicely with git. I just
pointed the "easiest" way to get the latest code. There must be a
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