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Re: subversion: problems using preview-latex with files checked out from subversion repository

From: <kfogel_at_collab.net>
Date: 2003-05-02 16:39:28 CEST

David Kimdon <dwhedon@debian.org> writes:
> As a non-emacs user and the Debian maintainer of subversion I'd like
> any advice anyone has to provide on the subject of these files.
> (Should I have these things autoloaded, just leave it up to users or
> system administrators to enable them but leave them _almost_ setup).
> The scripts were installed as a result of the following bugs.
> http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=184032&archive=yes
> http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=185130&archive=yes

The best thing right now would be for the scripts to be in Emacs'
load-path by default, but not activated. For example, if a Debian
user wanted to actually use vc-svn.el, she would have to put

   (add-to-list 'vc-handled-backends 'SVN)

in her .emacs (or, as you point out, the system administrator could do
something to make it happen for all users).

The reason not to activate them yet is that they still have bugs, and
in some cases those bugs have interfered with Emacs' normal
operations. Someday, when the files have been better exercised, they
can get installed by default (or, they'll just be part of Emacs

Just my $0.02,

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Received on Fri May 2 17:27:23 2003

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