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Re: Why are so many great packages not trying to get included in GNU Ema

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: Why are so many great packages not trying to get included in GNU Emacs?
Date: Sun, 26 Apr 2020 22:18:23 -0400

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  >   Basically, you add the PR repository to your LOCAL repo and check
  > it out as a branch. Do whatever you need (review, fix, etc), commit it to
  > your local repository. Perhaps do some diffs against your master repository
  > and if all is good, merge it with your local master branch. At this point,
  > there is still no change to the 'main' master repository. If the merge all
  > goes fine, you can then push the changes to your master branch in your main
  > repository. It is only at this point that the changes have been introduced
  > to the main repository.

This is a good way of handling pull requests.  I'm in favor of
supporting them this way.

I've been told that some repo sites do it another way, where they
pull the patch into a branch in the site.  That way has problems.

Dr Richard Stallman
Chief GNUisance of the GNU Project (https://gnu.org)
Founder, Free Software Foundation (https://fsf.org)
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