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From Christian Schneider <ch...@die-schneider.net>
Subject Re: Idea: Allow users to patch feature files
Date Tue, 26 Feb 2013 10:45:27 GMT
I would do the patch only in memory. So the repo can stay as is.


On 26.02.2013 09:49, Jean-Baptiste Onofré wrote:
> Hi Christian,
> Where would you update the features XML ? In the system repo ?
> When you call a feature refresh, do you take only from system repo or 
> from a remote repo ?
> Regards
> JB
> On 02/26/2013 09:46 AM, Christian Schneider wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> sometimes we have the issue that a feature file of an already released
>> project is incorrect. Another similar case is if a small issue appears
>> that can be fixed by just patching a single bundle.
>> In both cases it is necessary to change an existing feature file to make
>> this work without a new release and without making user apps bump up the
>> dependency to the feature file to the next bugfix release number.
>> So I thought about a way to patch feature files at runtime.
>> The idea is to have a config with:
>> <mvn url of feature>:<path to patch>
>> This config would make the feature command apply the patches to the
>> named feature files after loading them. So a user could patch their
>> feature files to quickly fix simple issues.
>> What do you think?
>> Christian

Christian Schneider

Open Source Architect

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