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Re: Subversion support in Emacs 23

From: Karl Fogel <kfogel_at_red-bean.com>
Date: 2007-10-10 19:53:46 CEST

"Eric S. Raymond" <esr@snark.thyrsus.com> writes:
> I am very pleased to be able to announce that new VC passed review on
> emacs-devel and I have just merged it into Emacs CVS. This means,
> among other things, that Subversion will be *fully* supported in the
> next Emacs point release. This means no more slicing of checkins into
> per-file operations; a VC commit will really be a changeset commit.

Congratulations!

> I don't know when the next point release will occur. But you guys
> can, and should, stop maintaining your own Emacs mode now. Emacs is
> pretty easy to build from CVS, and Emacs users who need good
> Subversion support would be better off being pointed up that path than
> using the jagged-edged kluge you had in place. I apologize that
> replacing it took so long.

We should stop maintaining anything in our tree that is "the same as"
what's now in Emacs ("the same as" == "a branch of", "an earlier
version of", etc). But any unrelated packages in our tree that just
happen to do the same job should be left right where they are,
assuming our copy is the master. I think we have both kinds.

> I suppose the only bad news for you guys is that the atomic changeset
> commits will also work for git, Mercurial, GNU Arch, and bzr, ;-)

Now if we could only persuade the Emacs maintainers (meaning RMS :-) )
to get the project off CVS and onto something modern -- I don't care
if it's Subversion or Hg or git or what. (Actually, I've kind of been
hoping for Hg or git, so I could get some experience with them on a
real-world project involving many collaborators. But we appear to be
stuck on CVS, with no use bringing up to topic again, sigh...)

-Karl

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