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From: Branko Èibej (branko.cibej_at_[hidden])
Date: 2000-06-30 04:39:34

jsiek_at_[hidden] wrote:
> ... (e.g. the patch manager -- who the hell does patches these days?).

Oh, I think not more than about 90% of the open source projects. Just
all of GNU, Linux, the various BSD flavours ...; in short, anything with
more than ~5 kLOC :-)

Seriously, patches are a _very_ good format for small contributions. They're
easy to review, easy to install or back out of the source base and -- above all
-- easy to track. CVS can make patches for you, too.

If you need a real world example of how they're used, I suggest taking
a look at the GCC pages and mailing lists archives at
(And yes, I didn't believe it myself until I saw that it works.)


Branko Èibej                 <branko.cibej_at_[hidden]>
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