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Re: get mozilla patches upstream?
On Mon, 24 Mar 2008 21:20:06 +0100
Martin Husemann <martin%duskware.de@localhost> wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 24, 2008 at 08:02:39PM +0000, David Brownlee wrote:
> > What might work is to pick one or two issues and submit
> > individual clearly labelled PRs with associated patches.
> Like these?
> And let's not even think about the can of worms the ARM patches cause that
> they removed from their code after Mycroft not agreeing on a license change
> they wanted to enforce - and that are basically impossible to write
> differently (i.e. I could clean room those changes with some other developer,
> and the result would look like a verbatim copy of the removed changes)
> If you look at the dates of the two PRs referenced above you will understand
> why people stop feeding back changes and just keep on adding patches to
That's very unfortunate. But we could still try to organise our pkgsrc
patches better. It took me nearly two hours to merge, regenerate and
apply the existing patches when I updated them for firefox 3.0b4 (in
Maybe this is the one package where we should deviate from the patch-NN
naming scheme and instead group the patches like patch-DragonFly-aa,
patch-NetBSD-sparc64-aa and so on.
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