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Re: Subversion and Emacs VC

From: <kfogel_at_collab.net>
Date: 2003-05-07 19:13:07 CEST

"Stefan Monnier" <monnier+gmane.comp.version-control.subversion.devel/news/@rum.cs.yale.edu> writes:
> http://savannah.gnu.org/cgi-bin/viewcvs/emacs/emacs/lisp/vc-svn.el?rev=HEAD
> You'll say that it was a stupid idea since it creates two
> versions of vc-svn.el, but:
> - I think Emacs should come bundled with vc-svn.el eventually.
> - My code has a few improvements (inherited from vc-cvs.el).
> - My code doesn't require any additional paperwork to be accepted in Emacs.
> - I hope I'll be able to convince you to switch over to my version.
> Clearly this last point is not under control yet ;-)
> So before this split goes any further, I'd like to know what people
> here think.

I think this is a great idea, *but* we need to make sure the people
currently working on vc-svn.el get commit access on the new vc-svn.el
in the Emacs tree. In particular, Kalle Olavi Niemitalo <kon@iki.fi>.

> Just for the record my vc-svn.el is not a "strictly" better version.
> The code is sufficiently different that some things might work
> in Subversion's vc-svn.el but not in mine, although the intention
> is to fix such things as soon as they're reported.

I conjecture that Kalle would be happy to transfer over recent
bugfixes, and then maintain the one in the Emacs tree from now on,
assuming it's not too bureacratically complicated for him to get to

Kalle, am I right? :-)

Stefan, when you wrote

> I finally took a look at the vc-svn.el file in Subversion's
> repository and discovered that it's not much better than
> my quick&dirty first attempt.

...I'm not sure which first attempt you're referring to. As far as I
knew, the vc-svn.el in Subversion's repository was written by Jim
Blandy. (I'm mentioning this only because I want to make sure Jim
gets credited for the work he did...)

Thanks for taking care of this transfer! I'm sure we can get the
details worked out. The main thing right now is getting vc-svn.el's
maintainers access to the Emacs repository; if we can't do that in a
timely fashion, then we'd need to reconsider the move... What's the
next step?


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