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Re: Patches for CVS Glibc, Binutils, GCC

To: Jun Sun <jsun@mvista.com>
Subject: Re: Patches for CVS Glibc, Binutils, GCC
From: Ralf Baechle <ralf@oss.sgi.com>
Date: Thu, 12 Oct 2000 23:05:20 +0200
Cc: Ian Chilton <mailinglist@ichilton.co.uk>, linux-mips@oss.sgi.com
In-reply-to: <39E66230.C6010B25@mvista.com>; from jsun@mvista.com on Thu, Oct 12, 2000 at 06:15:28PM -0700
References: <20001011181738.A22525@woody.ichilton.co.uk> <20001012063012.A14443@bacchus.dhis.org> <20001012154830.A24509@woody.ichilton.co.uk> <39E66230.C6010B25@mvista.com>
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On Thu, Oct 12, 2000 at 06:15:28PM -0700, Jun Sun wrote:

> > humm...any chance you could have a directory on oss, where you always stick 
> > the patches when they are updated...maybe also a text file, with the date 
> > it was last changed...

> I agree.  A common way of doing it is to have a patch named after a
> date, which inidicates the patch can be applied against the CVS tree on
> that date.

In general all those patches are only fairly shortlived.  They're intended
to be tested and will then go into back to their original maintainers.
And probably noone of the hackers really like producing a large extra
administrative overhead to extra bookkeeping work ...

  Ralf

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