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Re: [bagder/curl] 13606b: build: make use of 93 lib/*.c renamed files

From: Kamil Dudka <>
Date: Thu, 03 Jan 2013 13:11:41 +0100

On Thursday, January 03, 2013 12:35:54 Daniel Stenberg wrote:
> Further downsides with the renames:
> * Patches for older curl versions now suddenly don't apply anymore and will
> give us (and others) much more work to apply. This will not only affect a
> couple of patches that I have pending in the mailing list but also in the
> bug tracker. There's also about a bazillion distros out there with distro
> specific patches that suddenly get version-specific file name changes
> (where the patches could otherwise apply to multiple versions).

It applies also the other way around. We often backport upstream fixes for
ancient versions of (lib)curl, which are still supported in the Enterprise
Linux. I know this is our business, but the less time we spent on backporting
fixes the more time we have to help upstream.

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Received on 2013-01-03