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Re: augmented diff, draft now mature

From: Branko ─îibej <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: 2007-07-05 22:10:00 CEST

Charles Acknin wrote:
> On 7/4/07, David Glasser <glasser@mit.edu> wrote:
>> Does this mean that "patch" (GNU or otherwise) will be a prereq for
>> using "svn patch"? Is patch usable as a library in any way (or at
>> least as a stdio filter)? Is this a feasible requirement for Windows?
>
> As put in the design doc, /usr/bin/patch would be invoked, and this
> does imply "patch" binary to be a prereq. I meant to go this way
> initially (GSoC timeframe) and then eventually look for importing GNU
> 'patch' into a library that would be shipped along with subversion and
> thus remove the prereq.

Actually we're pretty good at applying patches ourselves -- all you need
to do is parse the unidiff into the internal diff representation.

Using GNU patch as a library is pretty much a no-go for licensing reasons.

-- Brane

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