[webkit-dev] Patch process - let's make it better

Maciej Stachowiak mjs at apple.com
Wed Jul 15 16:28:51 PDT 2009

On Jul 15, 2009, at 4:13 PM, David Kilzer wrote:

> On Saturday, July 11, 2009 11:55:36 AM, Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
>> On Jul 11, 2009, at 9:39 AM, Darin Adler wrote:
>>> On Jul 10, 2009, at 4:23 PM, Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
>>>> Perhaps we should make update-webkit (or some new wrapper type  
>>>> tool)
>>>> run resolve-ChangeLogs automatically.
>>> Dave Kilzer had the same idea when he created resolve-ChangeLogs,
>>> so update-webkit does run resolve-ChangeLogs automatically. See
>>> from October 2007.
>> I guess the reason I hadn't noticed is that I often to "svn update"  
>> to update
>> only the directory I'm working on. Maybe we need an update-subtree  
>> command.
> Why don't you update your whole source directory at once?  I would  
> think that updating only subdirectories could make the source tree  
> out-of-sync and cause build problems later.

Updating just JavaScriptCore is often useful and a lot faster than a  
full update, especially when preparing to commit a patch that I have  
already tested. I agree that full updates are usually the right thing.


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