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Re: nsmux: Build system

From: Sergiu Ivanov
Subject: Re: nsmux: Build system
Date: Wed, 4 Nov 2009 16:30:04 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.20 (2009-06-14)


On Thu, Oct 29, 2009 at 07:19:47AM +0100, olafBuddenhagen@gmx.net wrote:
> On Sun, Oct 25, 2009 at 06:13:47PM +0200, Sergiu Ivanov wrote:
> > I think I have an extra argument for the second way: if I create a
> > separate commit before the merge, things will stop working,
> Yeah, you are right: you can't adapt the build system of the main Hurd
> tree before merging in the directory; and you can't merge the directory
> in without adapting the build system in the main Hurd... I forgot that
> adapting the build system requires changes in the global tree, not only
> in the subdirectory in question.

Indeed; I forgot this detail, too.
> > and, as you once said, a commit is a set of changes after which
> > everything works :-)
> Indeed. The established term for this is "bisectability" -- I just
> didn't know it at the time :-)

Aha, great :-) I'll keep this in mind, thank you :-)


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