I would like to ask the list about something I'am thinking about,
and I'am not sure it's a good idea.
Suppose a possible scenario involves using a couple of git archives, one
for releases and stable code, say MAIN, and one for experimental stuff
or new development, say HEAD.
Suppose there is stuff in HEAD you don't want merged in MAIN, more,
you need to update MAIN with only a subset of patches in HEAD, peraphs
in different order. Or simply, you are not interested to see the history
of the HEAD tree when looking MAIN. All this points could keep you
I have mocked up a very simple and very stupid 'drag and drop' function.
Basically you drag some selected revs in another instance of qgit, open on
a different archive.
What happpens in the background is that git-format-patch-script is feeded
with the selected revs and a bunch of temporary patch files are created,
then git-applymbox (re)creates the corresponding commits in the destination
It is just a very thin layer above the two git scripts, the only extra work
is the cleaning up of some info that git-format-patch-script automatically
so that the new commits look like the originals (i.e. same header and
I've built-up this thing mainly because I found it useful for me, but I have
some concerns that this is the correct way to go, the way git it's meant to be
If there is some interest for this I can push something on SF, after a due
but if it is deeply broken I prefer discard and eventually switch to a more
What do you think?
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