[tbb-dev] Nightly rebase experiment proposal

Arthur D. Edelstein arthuredelstein at gmail.com
Wed Nov 29 00:56:27 UTC 2017

On Tue, Nov 21, 2017 at 12:44 PM, Nicolas Vigier <boklm at mars-attacks.org> wrote:

> From your list it seems to me the most challenging part will be to
> continuously monitor the mozilla changes and be able to find workarounds
> for all issues in time before each release. But maybe the closer
> collaboration with Mozilla can help with this.

Yes -- I guess one problem is, when a patch lands in Mozilla central,
it will be in a release between 7 and 14 weeks later.

> If we go with that plan I think we should also check whether a git
> branch is still the best way to maintain our patches. I have not been
> thinking about that a lot yet, but maybe an alternative could be to use
> quilt [1] or some similar tool to manage patch series. So we could store
> a quilt patch series as a directory somewhere into tor-browser-build.git,
> which should make it easier to apply our patches on different firefox
> trees.

I think that's a very interesting idea.

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