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Re: [Qemu-devel] Re: updating git tree

From: Jan Kiszka
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] Re: updating git tree
Date: Tue, 28 Apr 2009 12:48:27 +0200
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Kevin Wolf wrote:
> Jan Kiszka schrieb:
>> Kevin Wolf wrote:
>>> Jan Kiszka schrieb:
>>>> If you have non-trivial changes pending, probably in multiple commits, I
>>>> can only recommend using stgit (or guilt) to compensate the missing
>>>> patch queue feature of git. It allows you to easily navigate back and
>>>> forth in your patch queues before finally posting them.
>>> I haven't used these yet. Is there a real benefit compared to using a
>>> normal git branch and rebase -i? Maybe I should try them if so.
>> I'm not only talking about rebasing, also about working within your
>> patch queue, editing patches in their middle, splitting it up,
>> reordering it etc. There are surely ways to do this with native git
>> (stgit is just a front-end and uses normal git), but that's not done
>> with two or three git commands.
> This is why I said rebase -i and not only rebase. In case you don't know
> this yet: It presents you a list of all commits you did since the point
> you're rebasing on. You can then drop, merge, edit (which includes
> splitting, see the man page of git-rebase) and change the order of them.

It still lacks the flexibility and consistency of stgit-managed series
as it is designed around the original "rebase" step. With stgit, you are
permanently in "rebase -i" mode, you can go back and forth _while_
editing. You can switch branches without leaving the rebase mode. You
can also hide patches temporarily (how do you do this with rebase -i?).

However, in the end it is a question how you set up your personal
workflow. There are n ways to skin a cat.


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