Bruce Momjian wrote:
> Gregory Stark wrote:
> > You're still merging patches and reviewing patches by hand, without any of 
> > the
> > tools to, for example, view incremental changes in the branch, view the logs
> > of the branch, merge the branch into the code automatically taking into
> > account the known common ancestor. Instead of receiving a 20k patch without
> > any tools to work with it you would be given a branch name and be able to 
> > view
> > and merge it into the main branch using the tools.
> I don't see this as a win.  I understand the ability to see the patch as
> separate revisions by the user, but for patch application, we really
> need to see the diff -c of the entire patch.

The fact that you're still thinking in "patch application" means you're
still stuck in the CVS worldview.  To "apply a patch" in a distributed
SCM(*) really means to merge a branch into the main development branch.
Of course, you can still see the entire "diff -c" if you want.

(*) I'm not sure if this is true of all distributed SCMs, or just a
property of Monotone.  Really it's the only one I follow more-or-less

Alvaro Herrera                      
The PostgreSQL Company - Command Prompt, Inc.

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