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Re: vc-dired

From: Dan Nicolaescu
Subject: Re: vc-dired
Date: Mon, 23 Jul 2007 11:18:35 -0700

Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> writes:

  > >> I was interested in merge DVC to GNU Emacs. However, these days, I am
  > >> busy and I get interests to extend vc-dired, so I've just asked DVC
  > >> developers to assign another people for working on the merging task.
  > > Given that you are interested in vc-dired, can you please look into
  > > these issues: 
  > > - pass --ignore= to ls so that it does not recurse into things like
  > >   .svn directories
  > At least the vc.el part of VC should simply not use `ls' or any such thing
  > and shouldn't recurse into directories.  It should simply ask the backend to
  > do it (the backend can then use "cvs -n update" or "svn status" ...).
  > That'll be blindingly faster.

I would go even farther, IMVHO the "dired" part of the interface for
vc-dired is not that useful: the 4 top-level menu entries are not very
useful in the VC context, there's no top level menu for VC operations
and the files not under VC are not shown by default (it would be good
to see them so they can be vc-registered if desired).
It seems to me that a cvs-status like UI would be preferable to

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