[alsa-devel] HG vs GIT
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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