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To: Caleb Cushing <xenoterracide@...>
From: Donnie Berkholz <dberkholz@g.o>
Subject: Re: 'overlays' are altenatives to full tree clone
Date: Fri, 17 Apr 2009 10:45:23 -0700
On 21:41 Thu 16 Apr     , Caleb Cushing wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 16, 2009 at 9:39 PM, Donnie Berkholz <dberkholz@g.o> wrote:
> >
> > Justin Lecher wrote up quick instructions about this, to preserve
> > history when merging from the sci overlay to the main tree. I don't know
> > if it's anywhere besides my inbox
> 
> history is preserved via merges.

I'm pretty sure we all know that. The comparison though is to the 
current case, where you just copy files across. A simple merge works 
great if your overlay is a copy of the entire tree plus a few commits, 
and you want the entire history of changes to every package merged 
across. I suspect the more common case is a small overlay with no shared 
ancestry, where you only want to merge in commits to a single package.

-- 
Thanks,
Donnie

Donnie Berkholz
Developer, Gentoo Linux
Blog: http://dberkholz.wordpress.com
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