[alsa-devel] HG vs GIT

Rene Herman rene.herman at keyaccess.nl
Thu Feb 7 22:14:57 CET 2008

On 07-02-08 12:27, Takashi Iwai wrote:

> BTW, one big annoying thing is that developers have no complete kernel
> tree to access, and thus the patches that touch outside the ALSA
> subdirectory cannot be merged easily.  People often send patches
> fixing together with OSS, etc, and I had to skip them.  So, frankly,
> I'd love to have an access to the whole kernel tree.  But, OTOH, this
> would make harder for other naive guys to give it a try because they
> need to download the big linux kernel tree git.
> Maybe we can think reversely.  Keep the kernel git tree as the primary
> development tree and generate the subset as the alsa-kernel package
> from the kernel tree automatically.  In this way, you can avoid also 
> sign-off messes, too.

This sounds good...

> In this scheme, you don't have to stick with stgit.  The normal git
> can handle patches well enough (via occasional rebase), and it's much
> much faster than stgit.  Of course, stgit is still good for small
> number of patches, but it's not true for shared devel trees.


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