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Re: (SoC) Feature proposal: Patch-awareness

From: John Peacock <jpeacock_at_rowman.com>
Date: 2005-06-08 12:35:18 CEST

Julian Foad wrote:
> "Patch awareness" might be useful but it doesn't seem like you or we
> have a very clear idea of what it means. Could you describe your ideas
> in more detail? The questions I ask below are intended to be the
> questions that you should ask yourself in order to design the feature;
> I'm not looking for easy answers. Be aware that this design phase might
> well amount to half of the total work involved in implementing the feature.

You should also look at the patch management capabilities of SVK:

        <http://svk.elixus.org>

since CLKao has already got something working. As it turns out, he punted on
any new patch format; any attribute changes, etc, are stored in a seperate chunk
at the end (encoded) which the conventional 'patch' program will helpfully ignore.

HTH

John

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