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[Bug-zile] Re: Please consider merging patches from my github fork

From: Gary V. Vaughan
Subject: [Bug-zile] Re: Please consider merging patches from my github fork
Date: Sun, 3 Apr 2011 14:33:59 +0700

Hi Reuben,

On 3 Apr 2011, at 12:01, Reuben Thomas <address@hidden> wrote:
> On 2 April 2011 21:09, Gary V. Vaughan <address@hidden> wrote:
>> I've sent you some pull requests at github for more Mac OS
>> patches against lcurses and luaposix.  There're also some
>> changesets in my fork of malkia's luajit-zile repo that you
>> might want to merge back upstream...
> Thanks. I am still fixing bugs in Lua Zile at the moment, so I've not
> yet started looking at C-via-FFI, so I may need reminding of
> luajit-zile later.

Actually, there's nothing to do with luajit in there, I just forked from that
repo to save resources since it was on github already.  I rolled malkia's
changes back and then merged in your upstream commits to his
original branch point.

The patchsets in my repo are just fiddling with the configury as I am
wont to do :-)

> Or I may not, as github is a brilliant (if potentially rather
> impersonal) way to collaborate like this.

Although the social aspects of github don't work quite as well when the
upstream repo is on another server... I suppose watching the forked repo
might get you notifications of commits - but pull requests still won't work
I think.

> I have to say, Mac OS sounds fairly horrible for development at the
> moment.

For developing Free Software comfortably, you do need to install a bunch
of stuff to get going. But there's no other way to code for Mac OS or iOS
than in Mac OS, and XCode 3 rocks. I only notice the incompatibilities
with the Apple shipped toolset because I'm trying to minimize the amount
of time I have to spend configuring a new machine befor I can use it... if
it's not on the installation media, and it doesn't fit in my DropBox account,
I'm trying not to use it.

I'm a bit worried about the transition to LLVM gcc in XCode 4 breaking
things in my FSF projects though :-(

> But maybe as a Mac user, putting up with the Ubuntu desktop is
> just as incomprehensible. I am, in fact, a Mac user: my desktop
> machine is a Mac mini; but I also appreciate the hardware support that
> Ubuntu brings, allowing my laptop to be a cheap (but excellent)
> Samsung NC-10...

That's interesting... I actually moved from Debian to Mac OS about 8
years ago because the hardware support was terrible, and after a week
spent just getting my sound/video/cdwriter and wireless working on the
then current beige box, I heard that Mac OS 10 was now a Unix too,
and everything worked on their laptops out of the box - so I switched.

I sometimes run Linux in a vm, but haven't found a minimalist distro
with a good package selection that I really like yet... I'm using tinycore
at the moment.

Gary V. Vaughan (gary AT gnu DOT org)

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