[Vm-dev] for Unix

K. K. Subramaniam subbukk at gmail.com
Fri Sep 18 10:00:23 UTC 2009

On Thursday 17 Sep 2009 10:53:37 pm Ian Piumarta wrote:
> 1. check out copies of the relevant revisions of the original files  
> into a temporary tree.
> 2. apply the patches to the temporary tree.
> 3. repeat step 2 with different combinations of -[pcnNR] until it  
> stops rejecting most hunks.
> 4. manually apply any hunks that are still being rejected.
That is a lot of work on your part. What if you accept patch submissions only 
in ready-to-eat format?

For instance, I just do "svn diff ..." from the top of the tree to generate a 
patch. I didn't expect you to do anything more than feed it into "patch -d 
$trunk-top". If that breaks the tree, you could always revert the patch and 
request me to send an updated patch.


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