git support

Vladimir Prus ghost at
Mon Feb 15 17:10:16 UTC 2010

On Monday 15 February 2010 20:06:27 David Nolden wrote:

> Am Montag 15 Februar 2010 17:26:58 schrieb Aleix Pol:
> > Hi,
> > As I said I have been trying to get the git plugin to work today.
> > I didn't know what was the state of it. I have to say it's not that bad. I
> > didn't try any weird cases but at least it's something to work on.
> > 
> > The biggest problem I have found it's that the reviewpatch infrastructure
> > doesn't cope properly with git's diff format. I'm not sure how to address
> > that, any idea?
> > 
> > Thanks,
> > Aleix
> I guess the main problem is that git usually prepends "a/" and "b/" to the 
> paths within the patch, so one needs to use "-p2" or something like that when 
> using the patch utility.
> However I think the used diff-library doesn't support such kinds of prefixes.
> I guess the simplest solution would be processing the patches from git, 
> changing the paths in a way so that they equal the paths used by svn.

Or pass the --no-prefix option to 'git diff'?

- Volodya

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