Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 159949
RFE: Apply Patch should have "interactive merge"
Last modified: 2010-08-25 11:24:27 EDT
If I try applying a patch that has rejected pieces, it's not at all clear how to
merge them; all the dialog shows is the before/after sides of the diff from the
patch, without showing the corresponding part of the target source tree.
It would be great to have some kind of 3-way view that lets me manually fix
up/apply the pieces that were rejected (where do they go, if anywhere? .rej
files?) by editing the target source tree.
I've added a reference to an upstream bug I found for this; I filed this one in
RH bugzilla since it feels like an important issue for Open Source hackers (in
all languages) - we're constantly working with patches from various sources.
The upstream patch functionality has been re-worked. I'd like to try to
back-port it to 3.1.x but it might be too risky. I'll investigate.
I have ideas myself that I may take a stab at implementing. I'll post here when
my stuff is a bit more concrete.
There is Synchronize with patch witch should give a lot more possibilities than the old apply patch. Do you think it is sufficient so we can close this bug?
See http://download.eclipse.org/eclipse/downloads/drops/R-3.6-201006080911/eclipse-news-part1.html#TeamCVS for details
(In reply to comment #2)
> There is Synchronize with patch witch should give a lot more possibilities than
> the old apply patch. Do you think it is sufficient so we can close this bug?
I'm afraid I haven't used Eclipse in a while, so I can't really answer.
IIRC, I made an effort to use Eclipse in my day-to-day workflow (C development, Fedora/RHEL packaging, autotooled projects) back in 2005, and filed various bugs relating to the difficult aspects, and I believe this was one of them. So it's difficult to say if this addresses the issue or not, perhaps it does.
Feel free to close.
Closing the bug in this case. There is no point in having open bug noone is going to test or look at.