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On Thu, 6 Nov 2008 17:42:14 -0800
Donnie Berkholz <email@example.com> wrote:
> > Also, it's possible to fork off an individual package and share it
> > without uploading the whole repository by creating a patchset from
> > the branch, which I believe is how several kernel devs work.
> Patchsets suck because you can't just grab a repo and emerge what's
> in it. That's the type of usability we want.
Isn't this something that should be solved by making the package
manager better at handling lots of repositories?
For single codebase projects that have to be compiled all together,
handling external contributions pretty much has to be done at the
source control level, since any modification has to be done at entire
codebase scope. But for ebuilds there isn't such a restriction, and
there's nothing stopping users from having several dozen repositories
and mixing and matching them as they see fit.