[Webkit-unassigned] [Bug 32834] svn-apply should handle git patches with similarity index, rename and copy directives

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Wed Jan 13 08:36:21 PST 2010


--- Comment #2 from David Kilzer (ddkilzer) <ddkilzer at webkit.org>  2010-01-13 08:36:20 PST ---
(In reply to comment #1)
> For the purpose of submitting Git patches, it seems there can be (at least) two
> approaches:
> (1) Make a "create-patch" script that supports creating a patch in standard
> format from both SVN and Git.
> (2) Make svn-apply and svn-unapply support both Git and SVN format.
> (Combining both approaches may also make sense -- e.g. to address the
> issue in this bug report.)
> From what I can tell, we currently do (2) to some extent, but not (1).  Has
> anyone given much thought to these approaches?  Are there any reasons to
> prefer (2) over (1) or vice versa, or to not do (1)?

I think (2) is a higher priority than (1) because git's own diff subcommand
(with the --binary switch) is sufficient to capture all of the changes in a

Because the project's source repository is subversion (with a moderate number
of developers using git), I think it's slightly more important that git patches
work with the tools to apply patches to an svn working directory than

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