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Re: Patches for the ppc port

From: Marcus Brinkmann
Subject: Re: Patches for the ppc port
Date: Sat, 9 Aug 2003 18:20:11 +0200
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On Sat, Aug 09, 2003 at 05:55:22PM +0200, Peter Bruin wrote:
> I'm in the process of splitting my changes for the OSF Mach/PowerPC
> port into multiple patches (one per subdirectory of the Hurd source
> directory).  I'm done with most of the Hurd libraries and a few other
> subdirectories; the patches, including ChangeLog entries for the
> finished patches, are on http://huizen.dds.nl/~pjbruin/hurd/.  I could
> also submit them to this list (separately), if that is useful.

Mmh, the number of patches alone could make this confusing.

Can you split the patches up by features, rather than directories?
For example, all changes to device_open in one patch, etc.
This would be much better to manage and maintain.

> Almost all changes are between #ifdefs, so applying the patches (at
> least the ones that have ChangeLog entries) should be safe for the
> existing code.

However, probably not the right thing to do :)  Depends on the ifdef though.

I would like to have the patches in Savannah, because that makes it easy to
see which still need to be applied etc, and all the information about a
patch is in a single place.  Please include the changelog entry in the
patch, at the beginning of the patch file, before the actual patch data.
The patch program skips any unformatted text in the patch file, so this is
safe to do and keeps related information together.


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Marcus Brinkmann              The Hurd http://www.gnu.org/software/hurd/

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