How to manage multiple patches

Daniel Jacobowitz
Wed Dec 8 21:30:00 GMT 2004

On Wed, Dec 08, 2004 at 04:27:56PM -0500, Kris Warkentin wrote:
> I'm seeking the wisdom of the experienced free software developers.
> When you have a patch in your sandbox waiting to be committed, what do 
> you do to keep working and not get scrambled?
> I've been pondering various solutions whereby I keep a text diff and do 
> some clever combination of patching and reverting to get back to a state 
> where I can just cvs commit but it seems like it could be fairly error 
> prone.
> Do people just keep multiple sandboxed?  Inquiring minds want to know.

Usually that's what I do.  Otherwise, take a look at "quilt" or

Of course, every patch that you post or commit should be tested
independently, unless you say very clearly otherwise...

Daniel Jacobowitz

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