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Dalibor Topic robilad at
Wed Oct 31 15:16:06 UTC 2007

Mark Wielaard wrote:
> Hi Dalibor, Hi Kurt,
> On Wed, 2007-10-31 at 16:02 +0100, Dalibor Topic wrote:
>> Kurt Miller wrote:
>>> I'm not familiar with mercurial at all. We've been using cvs. The
>>> JDK src is imported into vendor branches, changes are made to
>>> support the BSD's and then patchsets are cut by doing diffs
>>> against the original src in the vendor branch. In the end we
>>> need either a patchset off official Sun sources or a complete
>>> source distribution that includes our changes. So long as
>>> mercurial can accomplish those needs it would work for us.
>> I've CC:ed Mark Wielaard on this to see if what we are doing on the 
>> icedtea mercurial repository is similar.
>> I hope he can provide some insight, he mentioned "mercurial queues" on 
>> IRC after being poked
>> around by me. :)
> Actually I said we aren't doing it yet for IcedTea :) But we really
> should when the switch to mercurial is completed.
> Mercurial Queues is pretty nice for keeping patch sets on top of an
> upstream mercurial repo. You can even keep and publish the patchsets in
> their own mercurial repo so you can collaboratively work on them. You
> pull your patches when you refresh the mercurial tree from upstream and
> then push them again to rebase. MQ knows about the whole mercurial way
> of managing files so it is as if you are working on the actual tree
> while still keeping your patchsets separate. There is some very nice
> documentation about it at:
> "Managing change with Mercurial Queues" from "Distributed revision
> control with Mercurial" by Bryan O'Sullivan which is highly recommended.
thank you very much, Mark!

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