Gentoo Archives: gentoo-scm

From: Ciaran McCreesh <ciaran.mccreesh@××××××××××.com>
To: gentoo-scm@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-scm] Help?
Date: Fri, 07 Nov 2008 01:54:28
Message-Id: 20081107015416.71cdc97d@snowmobile
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-scm] Help? by Donnie Berkholz
On Thu, 6 Nov 2008 17:42:14 -0800
Donnie Berkholz <dberkholz@g.o> 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. -- Ciaran McCreesh


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Re: [gentoo-scm] Help? Donnie Berkholz <dberkholz@g.o>