On Tue, 19 Apr 2005, Linus Torvalds wrote:
On Tue, 19 Apr 2005, Chris Mason wrote:
Very true, you can't replace quilt with git without ruining both of them. But it would be nice to take a quilt tree and turn it into a git tree for merging purposes, or to make use of whatever visualization tools might exist someday.
Fair enough. The thing is, going from quilt->git really is a pretty "big decision", since it's the decision that says "I will now really commit all this quilt changes forever and ever".
Which is also why I think it's actually ok to take a minute to do 100 quilt patches. This is not something you do on a whim. It's something you'd better think about. It's turning a very fluid environment into a unchangable, final thing.
what if you turned the forest of quilt patches into a forest of git trees? (essentially applying each patch against the baseline seperatly) would this make sense or be useful?
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