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Re: reducing code bloat by removing svnpatch? (except unidiff)

From: Stefan Sperling <stsp_at_elego.de>
Date: Sun, 30 Aug 2009 21:18:31 +0100

On Sat, Aug 29, 2009 at 07:01:08AM +0200, Daniel Näslund wrote:
> I've been doing some small contributions to the code for a couple of
> weeks. It would be fun to help out with something fresh and learn a bit
> about the design process when creating a new feature.
>
> With the proper guidance (Bert, stsp?) I would be interrested to take on
> this! If it's manageable for a person with my level of knowledge of the
> code base and programming skills, it's up to others to judge.

The unidiff application code already does adds and deletes (though
adds are broken right now), so to a really small extent it is already
doing things needed for git diff extensions.

It should not be too hard to extend the diff parser and the application
logic to properly use git diff extensions. Since you're already working
on bug fixes for that code anyway, I guess this would be a nice long-term
project you could help with. And you don't have to do all of it on your
own, we can work on it together. We can take it slow, milestone 1.8 or
later, there's absolutely no need to rush.

Let's take it step-by-step and get the known bugs fixed, first :)
I'd like to get those fixed by 1.7.0.

Stefan

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