On 17-08-2006 13:25:14 -0400, Armando Di Cianno wrote:
(you don't know me, but I DO feel aquintanced with you, hahahaha ...
> Hi, all. I've just subscribed to the list, after chatting with
> people on #gentoo-osx. I'm *fervently* excited about getting portage-
> prefix on gentoo-osx to a stable level. IMHO, fink has had it's
> glory days, and darwinports seems both stable, and incredibly
> terrible at the same time.
> > So, not being too much familiar with the plethora of VCSes around
> > and their capabilities, do you have an idea of how you can easily
> > pull the svn tree and keep your own changes in there, submitting
> > patches every now and then to include them on the main tree?
> If you have a local svn trunk that looks like
> then you can do something like the following:
> cd trunk
> svn propedit svn:externals A
> (editor opens)
> dir-name-that-will-be-created-in-Adir svn://gentoo.org/svn/portage/
> (save, close editor)
> svn update
> ls Adir
> ... and the code in that external trunk will be in that named
> directory inside Adir.
Heu... ehm. Ok, I guess this shows it can easily be done with svn, so
> What this /doesn't/ let you do is commit back to the external (unless
> you actually had authenticated access). But, gratuitous use of svn
> diff could be used to submit patches.
Of course. In CVS I can imagine that CVS just merges all updates all
the time. With git I know you can have your own local commits, so my
idea was basically like this. Not ideal for non-gentoo devs, but I
think that's the easiest way for now to get the work contributed and in
the main tree.
> Conceivably, this method could also be used to host a prefix-enabled
> portage ebuild tree, that we /could/ submit back to, and then
> "official" devs could update the diffs themselves.
In the spirit of the much criticised Sunrise, I wouldn't really "care"
if someone set up a central repo where non-devs commit their stuff in,
and that I periodically pull over all changes. I have the bandwith
available to host it myself (would make it even easier to do the sync I
suppose) but not the machine at the moment. (Need to do a lot of
painting etc. anyway too, so I can't set it up soon.)
I'd be very very very happy if we could get some movement here, so if
you folks can start, please do! I will help wherever that is possible.
Gentoo for Mac OS X Project
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