Re: About GIT and committing submissions

From: Miroslav Lachman <>
Date: Sat, 16 Oct 2021 19:15:25 UTC
On 16/10/2021 15:55, Robert Clausecker wrote:
> Hi Felix,
> Using diff -r to make patches works, too.  I used to do stuff like this:
>      cd /usr/ports
>      cp -r foo/bar foo/bar.orig
>      ... hack hack hack ...
>      diff -r foo/bar.orig foo/bar
> and it worked fine for making patches against the ports tree (unless files
> were added or deleted).  The important part is having a flatter learning
> curve where you don't demand to keep the entire ports tree in a git
> repository from someone just starting to get used to it.  And no longer
> supporting ports submitted as shar files will have this effect.

Please keep shar and classic diff patches supported. Git is not the only 
tool for everybody on this planet.

Kind regards
Miroslav Lachman