Issue 67: A "revision bundle" to send upstream when you lack push permissions

Reported by Unknown User, Sep 19, 2007

(This entry was imported from the savannah tracker, original 

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` 
command which makes as if to push local revs to but in fact 
stashes them in a file I could attach to a bug upstream.

monotone version:
monotone 0.34 (base revision: 
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]

  Generated from data cached in the distribution;
  further changes may have been made.

Created: 16 years 8 days ago by Unknown User

Updated: 16 years 8 days ago

Status: New

Type:Feature Request

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