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Re: dns-mode.el vs. zone-mode.el

From: Simon Josefsson
Subject: Re: dns-mode.el vs. zone-mode.el
Date: Wed, 09 Aug 2006 21:03:25 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.110006 (No Gnus v0.6) Emacs/22.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Romain Francoise <address@hidden> writes:

> Emacs 22 has a new package called dns-mode.el which does pretty much the
> same thing as an older package called zone-mode.el, the latter being
> part of Emacs since (at least) Emacs 20.
> They are so simple that we probably don't need two packages for this.
> Comparing the two yields the following observations:
> - dns-mode's code to update serials is more advanced and probably more
>   robust;
> - dns-mode's font-locking is much better;
> - zone-mode updates serials automatically upon saving, via
>   `write-file-functions';
> - dns-mode has a menu (but it has only one item so far);
> - dns-mode associates itself with .soa files in `auto-mode-alist'.
> So I'm proposing to merge the two by dropping zone-mode.el, making
> zone-mode an alias for dns-mode, and making dns-mode update serials
> automatically upon saving (so as not to confuse users of zone-mode).
> What do people think?

Sounds good to me.  (Actually, I was not aware of zone-mode.el when I
wrote dns-mode.)

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