merges, commit rights and other OSes
Andrew John Hughes
gnu_andrew at member.fsf.org
Mon Aug 24 12:14:51 PDT 2009
2009/8/24 Christian Thalinger <Christian.Thalinger at sun.com>:
> Andrew John Hughes wrote:
>>> Btw. what do you think of using Mercurials rebase extension? I think
>>> it would be more straight forward as the base repository would be
>>> exactly the same (no changesets in between) and the BSD changes on top
>>> of it.
>> This seems to have worked ok in moving the OpenJDK6 HotSpot repository
>> to a common base with the other HotSpot repositories, but I was under
>> the impression that the BSD repo. was already based on JDK7? As Greg
>> mentions, there are regular updates from JDK7 going into BSD.
> It's true that it's based on JDK 7, but that doesn't mean we cannot use
> rebase. The advantage of using rebase is that we would have the BSD
> changes in a few (or one) changeset. The drawback might be that a
> particular change in the BSD changeset always fails to merge on a rebase
> (I had that once with GIT).
> -- Christian
True, but I don't see the advantage in destroying the history just to
make the changes into a more convenient set of changesets.
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