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Re: Emacs support for Subversion is about to get good

From: Mattias Engdegård <mattias_at_virtutech.se>
Date: 2007-07-16 20:54:50 CEST

esr@thyrsus.com (Eric S. Raymond) writes:

>The main objective of the rewrite has been to teach VC mode to think
>in terms of operations on filesets rather than operations on
>individual files. This enables it to use back ends that know about
>operations on groups of files and thus, implicitly, changesets.

A unified interface to different VC systems is certainly desirable,
but many, perhaps most of them, already have their own special-purpose
Emacs modes. Subversion has two (dsvn and psvn) and unless the new
mode subsumes these in terms of functionality and easy of use, the
more demanding users will stick to what they have and the unified code
will not get the testing or contributions it may deserve.

>Subversion devs with a particular interest in this mode will be
>welcome to join the small test group that Stefan Monnier (the lead
>Emacs maintainer) and I are putting together. Inquire by reply email
>for details.

I would be interested.

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