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Git-MQ is a suite of shell scripts which extend the capabilities of git itself, to support patch queue management, by emulating (a subset) of the features offered by the Mercurial Queues Extension, to users of the Mercurial Source Code Management System. It exhibits a modular structure, to facilitate integration with other software suites; in particular — but by no means restricted to this purpose — it has been developed to support the package building feature of the mingw-pkg suite, which was originally developed around the use of Mercurial for source code and patch management, for the convenience of users who may prefer to use git, rather than Mercurial, for this purpose.
If you've read the Mercurial Queues reference information, you may be wondering "why would I want to use Git-MQ?" Well, in the first place, I don't agree with the suggestion that tools such as rebase, and histedit, (or their git equivalents), are necessarily a better choice than mq — it very much depends on your ultimate objective, and mq is, by far, the better choice when the creation and management of patches is high on your priority list, (as it was for me). Secondly, the caveat about losing data is every bit as applicable to any method of rewriting history, as it may be to mq — in fact, in many years of using Mercurial Queues, I have never suffered any consequential data loss!
So, if you are comfortable with rebasing, and rewriting history, by all means continue to use those techniques. However, if management of patches is of interest to you, (e.g. as a constituent of a ports system), you may wish to consider Git-MQ; if nothing else, it offers a clean, consistent, user interface for the management of a patch series, within git.
Git-MQ Version 1.0, written by Keith Marshall Copyright (C) 2018, 2019, 2022, Keith Marshall The Git-MQ program suite is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public Licence as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the Licence, or (at your option) any later version. The Git-MQ program suite is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public Licence for more details. You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public Licence along with this program. If not, see <https://www.gnu.org/licenses/>.
Git-MQ is designed as an extension for git itself, providing to git users, a suite of commands which closely mimic those provided to Mercurial users, by Mercurial's mq extension. Thus, where a Mercurial user might invoke the "hg qnew ..." command, a Git-MQ user would invoke the "git qnew ..." command.
In its present state of development, a substantially complete subset of Mercurial's mq commands are emulated in Git-MQ; those which are currently supported comprise:–
|git qnew||create a new patch, add it to the Git-MQ patch series, and push it on to the Git-MQ applied patch stack|
|git qimport|| import, and optionally apply, third party patches into the Git-MQ patch series, or bring existing non-patch commits under Git-MQ|
control, as applied patches
|git qrefresh||update the topmost applied Git-MQ patch, to include local changes, and/or amend patch header meta-data|
|git qfold||combine Git-MQ patches, by merging content from known, but unapplied, patches into the topmost applied patch|
|git qpush||push the next available unapplied patch(es), from the Git-MQ patch series, on to the applied patch stack|
|git qpop||pop the topmost applied Git-MQ patch(es) from the stack, and return it/them to the head of the unapplied patch series|
|git qgoto||push or pop Git-MQ patches, until a specified patch becomes topmost on the applied patch stack|
|git qfinish||move applied patches out of Git-MQ control, and into permanent project history|
| git qrename|
|rename patches within a Git-MQ patch series; "git qrename" and "git qmv" are aliases, exhibiting identical functionality|
| git qdelete|
|remove unwanted patches from a Git-MQ patch series; "git qdelete", "git qremove", and "git qrm" are aliases; all exhibit identical functionality|
|git qguard||assign guards to, or remove guards from, individual Git-MQ patches, or list all guard assignments|
|git qselect||activate, deactivate, or display the Git-MQ guards, which select a particular subset of patches which may be applied|
|git qseries||list the entire series of known Git-MQ patches, (both applied and unapplied), which is available in the working repository|
|git qapplied||list the series of Git-MQ patches which have been applied, in the working repository|
|git qunapplied||list the series of Git-MQ patches which are available, but not yet applied, in the working repository|
|git qtop||identify the topmost patch on the Git-MQ applied patch stack|
|git qprev||identify the applied patch immediately below the topmost, on the Git-MQ applied patch stack|
|git qnext||identify the next available unapplied patch, in the Git-MQ series, which may be pushed on to the applied patch stack|
|git qheader||display the header (commit message) content from the topmost applied patch, or any specified patch, in the Git-MQ patch series|
|git qdiff||display the aggregate change-set attributable to the topmost applied Git-MQ patch, as modified by any uncommitted changes|
Git-MQ may be conveniently installed by selecting the git-mq-<version>-bin.tar.xz package, from the following list of released files, downloading, and unpacking it into your choice of installation <prefix> directory:
|git-mq-1.0-bin.tar.xz||62.19 k||2022-04-01 06:16:11||3|
|git-mq-1.0-src.tar.xz||95.11 k||2022-04-01 06:14:10||2|
|git-mq-1.0-pdf.tar.xz||335.93 k||2022-04-01 06:11:26||2|
Once installed, and provided git is already installed, and <prefix>/bin is in $PATH, you may run any of the Git-MQ subcommands listed in the table, under Git-MQ Features, as if it were any regular git command; access to the documentation, (which requires a man-page reader), is provided by appending the --help option, or by running git help with the subcommand name as argument.
Alternatively, if you prefer to build, and install from source, you may download the git-mq-<version>-src.tar.xz package, unpack it into any working directory of your choice, then proceed as follows:
$ mkdir git-mq-<version>/build $ cd git-mq-<version>/build $ ../configure --prefix=<your-choice> $ make $ make install
Note that you may omit the --prefix=<your-choice> argument to configure; in this case, configure will choose /usr/local on your behalf, and you will likely need to run the make install step as a privileged user. (You may also need to do this, if --prefix=<your-choice> refers to a directory requiring privileged access rights).
|1a53f0d9||2022-03-31 22:05:16||Keith Marshall||Promote git-mq-1.0-rc-3 to final release status, * confi...|
|1338d40a||2022-02-25 23:55:21||Keith Marshall||Correct copyright assignment errors. * mq-atexit.sh mq-m...|
|b3219305||2022-02-24 20:19:29||Keith Marshall||Publish 3rd v1.0 release candidate. * configure.ac (AC_I...|
|56fe1e90||2022-02-24 19:34:25||Keith Marshall||Add mercurial support for ChangeLog generation. * Makefi...|
|f57c62a2||2022-02-24 06:26:22||Keith Marshall||Generate ChangeLog to include in source distribution. * ...|
|0f1512b2||2022-02-23 01:43:02||Keith Marshall||Robustly interpret "--color" and "--colour" as aliases. ...|
|1da2daa3||2022-02-20 00:33:48||Keith Marshall||Ensure "git qfold" runs with the correct CWD. * git-qfol...|
|880e5990||2022-02-13 02:32:33||Keith Marshall||Install aliases for "git qdelete" and "git qrename". * M...|
|f7dc1b98||2022-02-12 03:11:54||Keith Marshall||Update commit timestamp on "git qrefresh" or "git qfold"....|
|b0667eb9||2022-02-11 18:45:12||Keith Marshall||Ensure "git qimport -P" runs with the correct CWD. * git...|
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