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Re: What's the status of the emacs' git repo on savannah


From: Francis Moreau
Subject: Re: What's the status of the emacs' git repo on savannah
Date: Sun, 7 Jun 2009 09:08:47 -0700 (PDT)
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On 5 juin, 09:42, Tim X <address@hidden> wrote:
> Francis Moreau <address@hidden> writes:
> > On Jun 3, 11:50 pm, Thierry Volpiatto <address@hidden>
> > wrote:
> >> Francis Moreau <address@hidden> writes:
> >> > Hello,
>
> >> > I'm wondering if this repo is kept uptodate frequently.
>
> >> > I cloned, compiled and installed emacs from the master branch which
> >> > points to this commit: 8e282b1c43fd6768a9ec339f5cb8aefd4d2fc2
> >> > Date:   Wed Apr 29 04:46:15 2009 +0000
>
> >> > Asking to the freshly installed emacs its version gives me:
>
> >> > $ emacs --version
> >> > GNU Emacs 23.0.92.1
>
> >> > I don't think it is the latest emacs.
>
> >> > Does anybody have any information on this repo ?
>
> >> I think emacs developpers are working actually on the savannah repo.
> >> It's better waiting all problems are fixed before (re)installing emacs.
>
> > Can't I use this repo to retrieve pre-release or something like ?
>
> > In the repo, there are tags such as: EMACS_PRETEST_23_0_92.
>
> > Is it 'safe' to use such revisions ?
>
> > Also I saw that some people are using emacs 23.0.94. Where do they get
> > this release if it's not in the dev repo ?
>
> > thanks
>
> Just to clarify
>
> The savannah server had a hardware fault (disk I think) a few days
> back. Unfortunately, due to issues with their backups, they didn't/don't
> have a recent backup of many of the source code repositories. Therefore,
> they are having to get versions pushed back from developer's own git
> repositories (not sure what they plan for the cvs and svn repos).
>
> What this means is that the current repository is likely the one from
> the last reliable backup, which I think may have been as far back as
> April.
>
> So, my advice would be to wait another few days and see if the
> repository becomes more up-to-date.
>

thanks for clarifying, actually the server seemed to become up to date
once Giorgos replied.



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