[PATCH] mq: Add a new command, 'qrebase', to obviate need for 'qsave'

Peter Williams pwil3058 at bigpond.net.au
Tue Aug 25 01:19:15 CDT 2009

On 25/08/09 15:49, Christian Boos wrote:
> Christian Boos wrote:
>> Christian Boos wrote:
>>> OTOH, how many people knew that rebase worked well with MQ patches?
>> ... and I assumed that would be the case by reading recent messages in
>> the mailing list.
>> However, *snip* this a serious bug/limitation in
>> rebase which can't handle cumulative modifications?
> Really sorry for the monologue, but I just found out that the above
> corresponds to:  http://mercurial.selenic.com/bts/issue1561 "unnecessary
> merge conflicts in rebase".
> There's unfortunately no sign that this bug could get resolved anytime
> soon, the last message being "Bad news..." 2 months ago, by the author
> of the rebase extension.
> In the light of this, I wouldn't advise the use of rebase in the context
> of MQ, as having overlapping changes in a series of patches is quite
> common, I think.

It certainly is in my experience.

Peter Williams                                   pwil3058 at bigpond.net.au

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