[FFmpeg-devel] OT: quilt (was: Realmedia patch)

Dave Dodge dododge
Fri Aug 22 21:43:22 CEST 2008

On Fri, Aug 22, 2008 at 09:27:56AM +0200, Luca Abeni wrote:
> Ronald S. Bultje wrote:
> > That doesn't really exist, I'm very old-fashioned and don't use
> > anything like git or so. I just use quilt, which is basically an
> > elegant diff-script.
> quilt is ok; I sometimes use it too...

Aside: for quilt users I highly recommend looking at mercurial's "mq"
extension (it comes bundled with mercurial but you may have to
manually enable it).  It basically works exactly like quilt, even
using a series file and patches directory which you can hand-edit if
desired.  Advantages include: better support for add/rename/delete and
no more dealing with 000-permission marker files; It automatically
tracks edited files, so you don't have to remember to manually add
them to the patch before touching them; and Mercurial sees pushed
patches as temporary commits, which you can view in the logs, get
diffs and file annotations, etc.

                                                -Dave Dodge

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