Re: [dev] which versions are dwm patches intended to apply to cleanly?

From: Ben Woolley <>
Date: Fri, 1 Jul 2016 14:49:34 -0700

Late reply to this, but I favor the git branch approach as you suggest. It is already a dependency, so why not use it for its intended purpose?

The great thing about a branch is that it is easy to use the version the patch is for, and update as desired. The tools to manage the use cases around a patch are already built into git.

Remember, git was originally created to solve the problem of concurrently managing many large patch sets from distributed sources. Isn't that the problem here?

> On Jun 15, 2016, at 1:24 AM, Kamil CholewiƄski <> wrote:
>> On Wed, 15 Jun 2016, David Phillips <> wrote:
>> Some people thought it was a good idea to use 6.1 to denote git head before
>> 6.1 actually came out. This worked fine until they stopped maintaining
>> their patches to apply against git head.
>> Something should be done about the patches that no longer apply cleanly,
>> however.
> Keep the "supported" patches as commits on separate branches in the
> official git repo?
> - Pretty obvious which commit is the patch derived from, +1
> - Quite easy to rebase a patch to latest master, +1
> - Are git branches considered suckless though? :)
> K.
Received on Fri Jul 01 2016 - 23:49:34 CEST

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