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Prepare the experimental wok


Before using the experimental wok, it's advisable to read and understand the Advanced usage of Mercurial as the experimental wok uses MQ to handle the patch queue.

Please note that the source code, wok & packages use a lot of space, don't store all of that in your RAM unless you're sure that it will run fine. If you use a live system, you can use a physical disk to store data using the boot option home=. You can also mount the disk (i.e.: on /mnt).

Enabling Mercurial Queue

The experimental wok is shared as patches which can't be integrated into the cooking wok for now. To use them, you need the extension MQ. So your ~/.hgrc should contain these lines:

mq =

Download cooking wok & patch it

First check that the destination disk is mounted. In the directory which contains the data, create a repository called experimental and enter in it:

cd destination
mkdir experimental
cd experimental

Download the wok:

hg clone wok

If you were root, enable read/write permissions to your normal account; then exit the root one:

chown tux.tux -R wok

The patches will apply well on the revisions for which they was created, but problems can appear with the other revisions. The revisions correlated to the last update of the patches can be found here: Update the wok to the good revision:

hg update -C rev

Download experimental patches:

cd .hg
hg clone patches

Apply patches:

cd ..
hg qpush -a

Update the experimental wok

Go into the wok:

cd ?/wok

Unapply patches (doesn't work if modifications are uncommitted):

hg qpop-a

Update cooking wok:

hg pull

Check the revision to use at and update the working directory to this revision:

hg update -C rev

Update patches repository:

cd .hg/patches
hg pull -u

Apply the new patches:

cd ../..
hg qpush -a
en/devnotes/prepare-experimental.txt · Last modified: 2011/02/22 22:19 by linea