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Date: Mon, 21 Feb 2011 23:15:46 +0000
From: Simon John <john-users@...-jedi.co.uk>
To: john-users@...ts.openwall.com
Subject: Re: Absolute latest version and patches?

On 02/21/2011 10:42 PM, definitely crashing wrote:
> Is there a reason that nobody has migrated the codebase to Git?  Hasn't it
> gotten a little too difficult to follow all of the patches and sequences to
> apply and other bleeding-edge stuff that would be so well handled by Git?

I was just thinking the same the other day - all of these patches are
getting a bit unmanageable now.

For 1.7.6 we have jumbo 12 and a further 3 patches on top and a manual
hack to add hmailserver support as it won't patch cleanly anymore.

Plus, if you want to use omp-des-7 we lose a massive amount of
functionality and have to apply at least one patch that is already part
of the jumbo's.

If we moved to git it would at least [probably] make merging changes
back into the trunk a bit easier - we wouldn't have to apply patches in
a specific order and wouldn't have to develop patches for a specific
version that won't work on any other version.

Here's dreaming of a 1.7.7 with jumbo13+ompdes7 merged together ;-)

Simon.

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