Re: sun-patches - and i bet you didn't even know they existed


Glynn Foster <Glynn Foster Sun COM> writes:

> So I was talking on IRC just now, and found out that a bunch of people
> didn't really know about sun-patches. sun-patches was created so that
> contractors to Sun, namely Wipro and Ximian, could all work on a central
> CVS server and it basically stores all the patches for GNOME on Solaris
> - we're currently shipping GNOME 2.0.
> While we [Sun & Wipro] have very much been trying to push all patches
> back into bugzilla, there may be quite a few that have fallen through
> the gaps [either they needed more work, were controversial, etc etc],
> and with our current focus on Mad Hatter [1], it may be some time before
> we could get all these patches back upstream.
> Anyway, I'd encourge people to have a look at sun-patches for their
> given module [2] - perhaps none of the patches are useful, or they are
> all integrated, or whatever..
> gman kowabunga> cvs -z3 co -r gnome-2-0-2 sun-patches
> gman kowabunga> cd sun-patches
> gman kowabunga> find . -name '*.diff' | wc -l
> 	445

I looked at a few of them.  They seemed either unpolished, or quick
hacks that are Sun-specific.  Other patches may be better.

I had a somewhat unpleasant experience trying to get one of the
patches cleaned up and applied.  There seemed to be a great
reluctance by the Wipro guys to respond to suggestions.  See

- Hari
Raja R Harinath ------------------------------ harinath cs umn edu

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