Subject: Re: importing from another BSD
To: Iain Hibbert <email@example.com>
From: Bill Squier <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 03/14/2006 14:04:39
On Mar 7, 2006, at 3:53 PM, Iain Hibbert wrote:
> On Tue, 7 Mar 2006, Rui Paulo wrote:
>> Iain Hibbert <email@example.com> writes:
>>> FreeBSD source does not always follow our share/misc/style - is this
>>> important for imported userland software?
>> Yes, it is. :-)
> Hm, this could mean a bunch of non essential changes (that they
> might not
> want to have returned) will have to see how much I need to do for
>>> When arranging this for import, do I need to arrange that the
>>> import goes
>>> in stages so that my changes are extractable?
>> If there's a lot of shared code you can make your file look like:
>> #ifdef __FreeBSD__
> I wasnt going quite that far, was thinking rather that in the CVS
> repository, there would be
> v1.1 ->direct from FreeBSD
> v1.2 ->add NetBSD rcsid
> v1.3 ->style changes
I can't imagine this is a good idea. Do we really do this with any
other imported software? Future merges may become nightmares
depending on the number of such changes.
> v1.4 ->functional changes
> so that in future it should be easy to see what has been done
> rather than
> sharing a switcheroo codebase directly, there are not that many
> changes necessary, in fact some of the inconsistencies I removed
> last week
> and may yet go a bit further..