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Re: Emacs source snapshots

From: Leo
Subject: Re: Emacs source snapshots
Date: Thu, 05 May 2011 10:58:46 +0800
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.3.50 (Mac OS X 10.6.7)

On 2011-05-04 17:39 +0800, Grigorios Bouzakis wrote:
> Hello, is it possible to provide frequent source snapshots of the
> Emacs source tree? For example once a week? The git tree from github
> [1] [2] is currently > 700 mb, its getting bigger on each commit and
> pretty fast. I dont know how big the bzr tree currently is. It would
> be useful for people who dont want to get directly involved with Emacs
> development, but still want a very recent version of it. For most
> these people keeping track of commit history doesnt make sense. AFAIK
> there is an unofficial repository providing binary packages for Debian
> and Ubuntu packages [3] plus Ubuntu has emacs-snapshot in their
> universe repository but package is from 2009 [4]. Hopefully providing
> frequent snapshots of the sources tree will ease things for everyone
> as the Emacs sources without commit history are ~100mb. Anyone else
> finds this a good idea?

You can always get the snapshot from cgit, for example,


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