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authorUlrich Müller <ulm@gentoo.org>2013-02-19 19:00:24 +0100
committerUlrich Müller <ulm@gentoo.org>2013-02-19 19:00:24 +0100
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Add a README file that can be included with the patchset tarballs.
This is loosely based on vapier's README.Gentoo.patches: http://sources.gentoo.org/cgi-bin/viewvc.cgi/gentoo/src/patchsets/
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+Patchsets for some Emacs packages are too large for the Portage tree
+and we therefore maintain them in a Git repository. From there, they
+are bundled up into a tar archive that is distributed via the Gentoo
+mirroring system. Specific information about the patches can usually
+be found at the top of each patch.
+The patches are kept in the "patchsets" branch of the repository at:
+ git://git.overlays.gentoo.org/proj/emacs-tools.git
+ http://git.overlays.gentoo.org/gitweb/?p=proj/emacs-tools.git
+Patch naming follows this convention:
+ <number>_<arch>_<description>.patch
+The <number> is used for consistent patch ordering. The <arch> field
+corresponds to the host architecture, or has a value of "all" if the
+patch should be applied for everyone. (Using values other than "all"
+is strongly discouraged.)