2 files changed, 62 insertions, 32 deletions
diff --git a/README.git-debrebase b/README.git-debrebase
index 49fae98..e69de29 100644
@@ -1,32 +0,0 @@
-So it would be possible to write a `git-debrebase' tool which would
-take (for example) B4, above, and be able to perform functions like:
- * Strip pseudomerges: Rewrite the current branch so it contains no
- pseudomerges, turning ...B3 into ...@-A-1-2-B3. (This should
- make a note, in your .git/ somewhere, of the original branch
- tip so that it can be overwritten with a pseudomerge.)
- * Cleanup branch: Reorganise the current branch so that the debian/
- changes come first, turning -@-A-1-2-B3 into ...@-A-B-1-2-3.
- * New upstream rebase: Start rebasing onto a new upstream version,
- turning ...#..@-A-B-1-2-3 into (...#..@-A-B-|...#'-)@'-1-2. This
- would be a wrapper around git-rebase, which prepares @' and then
- tries to rebase 1 2 onto @'. So if you ask for an interactive
- rebase @' doesn't appear in your commit list.
- Note that the construction of @' cannot fail because @' simply
- copies debian/ from B and and everything else from #'. (Rebasing A
- and B is undesirable. We want the debian/ files to be non-rebasing
- so we can `git log' and get the packaging history.)
- * Record pseudomerge. This is like "committing" your patch queue.
- The LH parent is taken from the previously recorded tip. (We could
- perhaps check that this is consistent with what we see in
- debian/changelog, but that is not a sufficient check so the
- recorded tip check is primary.)
-Maybe some of these operations should automatically edit
diff --git a/git-debrebase.5.pod b/git-debrebase.5.pod
index 1c73ea3..ce98236 100644
@@ -269,6 +269,68 @@ We use the commit message annotation to
distinguish the special anchor merges from other general merges,
so we can at least detect unsupported merges.
+=head1 LEGAL OPERATIONS
+The following basic operations follows from this model
+(refer to the diagram above):
+=item Append linear commits
+No matter the branch state,
+it is always fine to simply git commit
+(or cherry-pick etc.)
+commits containing upstream file changes, packaging changes,
+=item Launder branch
+Record the previous tip in ffq-prev,
+if we were stitched before.
+Reorganise the current branch so that the debian/
+changes come first,
+turning C<-@-A-1-2-B3> into C<...@-A-B-1-2-3>.
+Drop pseudomerges and any quilt patches.
+=item Interactive rebase
+With a laundered branch,
+one can do an interactive git rebase of the delta queue.
+=item New upstream rebase
+Start rebasing onto a new upstream version,
+turning C<...#..@-A-B-1-2-3> into C<(...#..@-A-B-|...#'-)@'-1-2>.
+This has to be a wrapper around git-rebase,
+which prepares @' and then tries to rebase 1 2 onto @'.
+If the user asks for an interactive rebase,
+@' doesn't appear in thec ommit list.
+Note that the construction of @' cannot fail
+because @' simply copies debian/ from B and and everything else from #'.
+(Rebasing A and B is undesirable.
+We want the debian/ files to be non-rebasing
+so that git log shows the packaging history.)
+Make a pseudomerge,
+overwriting (and consuming) ffq-prev.
+=item Commit patches
+To generate a tree which can be represented as a
+3.0 (quilt) .dsc source packages,
+the delta queue must be reified inside the git tree
+(These can be stripped out and/or regenerated as needed.)