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Re: On the subject of Git, Bazaar, and the future of Emacs development

From: joakim
Subject: Re: On the subject of Git, Bazaar, and the future of Emacs development
Date: Fri, 29 Mar 2013 22:27:54 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.130006 (Ma Gnus v0.6) Emacs/24.3.50 (gnu/linux)

David Engster <address@hidden> writes:

> Stephen J. Turnbull writes:
>> David Engster writes:
>>  > Emacs->CEDET: Now that's tedious. You have to first generate a list of
>>  > commits in Emacs trunk which changed files from CEDET. Then you try to
>>  > cherry-pick those commits into the 'from-emacs' branch.
>> Have you tried Robert Collins' looms?  It seems to me that they would
>> help with this (but last time I checked they require a different
>> branch format).
> It looks interesting, but I haven't tried it, because as you say, it
> converts your branches so that you can only use them with the loom
> plugin afterwards. Also, development on the loom plugin seems to have
> stalled, to no surprise of anyone.

I tried looms for a while. While fine on paper, there were many
practical issues, so I stopped. Just a datapoint.

> I'm already worried enough that the CEDET repository seems to be locked
> inside bzr with no available conversion, so I'm not eager to further
> complicate things.  I'm really hoping that with Richard weighing in,
> things will improve again.  I think our time is better spend then
> switching yet again to another VCS.
> -David

Joakim Verona

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