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Re: New sync'd branch

From: joakim
Subject: Re: New sync'd branch
Date: Fri, 28 Aug 2009 11:38:41 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.1.50 (gnu/linux)

Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:

> Actually, I don't have a good idea what I will need, because for that
> I would need to study git at least to some degree, won't I?  What's
> below is just the beginning.


>> - make local copy of remote repos
>> - hack
>> - fetch changes from upstream
>> - provide patch for emacs-devel to ridicule
>> which is about 3 scm commands. It seems to be a small investment even
>> for the interim.
>> I'm sure, though, that you need to do more complex things I'm missing.
>> Now that I use git I do more stuff like local branching, having several
>> remote branches to sync with, etc, but one doesn't have to do those kinds
>> of things.
> First, you are probably working on GNU/Linux most of the time.  By
> contrast, most of my Emacs development is on MS-Windows, where
> installing git is an adventure at best.  Last time I looked (I'd love
> to learn things changed since then), most of git were Unixy shell
> scripts, which means I will need to install Cygwin or MSYS.  Each one
> of these needs its own share of learning, tweaking, and getting used
> to.  If I had this kind of time, I'd probably install GNU/Linux ion
> the first place.
> Then I already have several local sandboxes: the trunk, the 23_1_RC
> branch, a sandbox where I build and test the DOS port, and now the
> bidi branch.  It's confusing as it is already; learning how to do that
> with 2 new tools (Bzr and git) will take more time -- time I don't
> have.  I prefer not to do that if there's a good alternative.

Yes I understand your situation better now.

If it would be any help I could send you a pre-installed Gnu/Linux
machine, but I suppose getting a machine with a pre-installed distro is
not the main time sink you're worried about.

Joakim Verona

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