[U-Boot-Users] Re: Revision COntrol, Patch Database -- was: Patch for Cirrus Logic EDB9312

llandre r&d2 at dave-tech.it
Tue Jan 18 10:59:21 CET 2005

> > to the U-Boot developers, its popularity is growing very fast and I 
> think that
> > patch management task is become really huge. I started working with 
> BitKeeper
> > because Linux 2.6 and I think it could ease this task a lot.
>It could if it was usable. But it ain't. It restricts your freedom in
>an unacceptable way. Did you read the BKL license? [It's difficult to
>do because it's only readable AFTER installing the product.] Did  you
>read  for example section "3. LICENSEE OBLIGATIONS": "(d) No free use
>for competitors".

I see. I agree this is a very good reason to avoid adopting it.

>But I am perfectly aware that a system with support  for  distributed
>repositories  would  be beneficial. We will probably try switching to


>And while we are at it: another thing that would be useful is a patch
>database. Any suggestions?

The system used by www.arm.linux.org.uk seems very powerful. We could ask
Russell about it.


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