MQ usability

Bryan O'Sullivan bos at
Mon Aug 10 13:24:07 CDT 2009

On Mon, Aug 10, 2009 at 9:25 AM, Dirkjan Ochtman <dirkjan at> wrote:

> - remove qgoto, qnext, qprev, qtop: this functionality is already
> covered quite well by qpop, qpush, qseries and log.

I don't see how qgoto is covered by qpop or qpush.

If qseries had a mode of displaying which patches were applied and which
not, I'd agree that qnext, qprev, and qtop could go (and in fact qapplied,

- possibly remove qsave/qrestore as well, since no one seems to use
> them (and many people get confused by them).


> - make qrefresh <file> not exclude other files from the patch: this
> trips a lot of people up, and the other behavior is often useful, too.


> - make qpush try a merge instead of throwing .rej files around

This worries me, because there's not enough information to do a 3-way merge.
Perhaps a --merge option might be worth adding, but it shouldn't be the
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