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Maintaining external sources

From: Martin v. L÷wis <martin_at_v.loewis.de>
Date: 2003-07-07 21:25:22 CEST

What is the best way to maintain local changes to external sources? In
particular, I'm looking for a way that easily allows to merge the
changes after a new release.

CVS has the "vendor import" approach, which generates a vendor
branch. Multiple imports are allowed for the vendor tag, and each
import will only commit the changes since the last import. Merging
with the trunk will then forward the local changes.

What is the best procedure for performing initial and subsequent
vendor imports (from a single vendor only), and for integrating local
changes?

TIA,
Martin

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