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From: Sylvain Le Gall <sylvain@l...>
Subject: Re: [OSR] Ports-like package management system
On 30-01-2008, Nicolas Pouillard <nicolas.pouillard@gmail.com> wrote:
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> Excerpts from daniel.buenzli's message of Wed Jan 30 12:15:03 +0100 2008:
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>> Le 30 janv. 08 à 11:50, Nicolas Pouillard a écrit :
>> 
>> > And  what  if the author of P_{i1} have changed it's project  
>> > (locally or not),
>> > let's  say  some  file  renamings,  adding  some  code around the  
>> > bug, do some
>> > global replacing...
>> >
>> > With such a diff file you end-up with a patch that is not applicable.
>> >
>> > That's not a problem when using darcs!
>> 
>> The port system should focus on making it easy to use and share ocaml  
>> modules, not helping to develop them. If you want to help in the  
>> development of a module interact directly with the project's vcs.
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> Of  course  you want to contribute to upstream. But I don't want to wait them,
> so we need to modify them in a coherent way.
>

Upstream should be the synchronization point. Because, if you make it
move (by sending him patches), the benefit of your patches will also go
into other distribution (GODI/Fedora/Debian). Debian try to push patches
to upstream because it makes other get the benefit from it...

Regards,
Sylvain Le Gall