[Buildbot-devel] Question about regular patching

Dustin J. Mitchell dustin at zmanda.com
Tue Jun 16 13:47:24 UTC 2009

On Mon, Jun 15, 2009 at 11:44 PM, Jia Cheng Zhu<realalien at gmail.com> wrote:
> Something obsesses me is that how to keep up with patch before next release
> of buildbot.
> I have to maintain a buildbot which needs code modification, since I have
> little ideas on patch tools, question is that is there any automation tool
> can be used to update source code, to apply new patch, to save monkey patch
> or to manage patches locally?

I think that this is a common question.  We could certainly discuss
doing smaller, more frequent releases on some sort of schedule (every
month?), although that will end up shipping releases with known bugs..

Bill's suggestion is a good one -- git can track those patches for
you.  Probably what you will want to do is maintain your patches as a
set of git commits that are "floated" above the master branch of
buildbot by periodically rebasing them.


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