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bug #21115: A "revision bundle" to send upstream when you lack push permissions

Submitted by:  None
Submitted on:  Tue 18 Sep 2007 11:14:47 PM UTC  
Category:  None Severity:  3 - Normal
Item Group:  feature request Status:  None
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  None
Open/Closed:  Open
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monotone 0.34 (base revision: 6ae6de16b31495a773ac3002505ad51f2e4a8616)
Running on : Linux 2.6.20-16-generic #2 SMP Fri Aug 31 00:55:27 UTC 2007 i686
C++ compiler : GNU C++ version 4.1.2 20061115 (prerelease) (Debian 4.1.1-21)
C++ standard library: GNU libstdc++ version 20061115
Boost version : 1_33_1
Changes since base revision:
format_version "1"

new_manifest [0c2f96e14d290841a5111d69ad03174c391776a4]

old_revision [6ae6de16b31495a773ac3002505ad51f2e4a8616]

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Tue 18 Sep 2007 11:14:47 PM UTC, original submission:

One of the benefits of distributed version control is that you get all the advantages of VC without needing permission to push your changes back upstream. However, suppose I write some patches for a project to whose repository I may not push. Ideally, I would commit them locally, signing them with my key, and then somehow get them added, with my signature, to the repo if the patch is accepted.

Currently, I could get diffs of the revisions and attach them to bugs on the project's bug tracking system, but then when they are committed they are not signed by me. Also, there is the risk that upstream would apply them, then make changes before they commit, creating neverending divergence at my end when i subsequently pull (unless i kill_rev_locally).

Alternatively, I could use `mtn serve` to allow a developer to pull from my repo. However, this is often not ideal: maybe I don't have permission to poke the necessary holes in a firewall, or live in a different timezone.

It would be great to have some kind of `mtn push --bundle foo.com` command which makes as if to push local revs to foo.com but in fact stashes them in a file I could attach to a bug upstream.



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