rethinking patch management with GIT / topgit

David Greaves david at
Sun Mar 28 08:24:16 UTC 2010

Enrico Weigelt wrote:
> Manoj Srivastava wrote:
>>         I have heard people say that distributions should not carry
>>  feature branches or long term fixes, but push it upstream; but  in a
>>  non ideal world some upstreams do not respond as quickly as one wants,
>>  and secondly, a user obsession requires that users get desirable
>>  features, even if upstream is tardy or does not see the light, and thus
>>  feature branches might linger.
> That is _NOT_ distro's business. If you want such things, do a clean
> fork - w/ all implications. This creates a new/different package, out
> of the original package's versioning line. (eg. ff vs. iceweasel).

Can I just point out that this is your policy for your definition of a distro.

Others may feel differently.


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