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

From: Xue Fuqiao
Subject: Re: On the subject of Git, Bazaar, and the future of Emacs development
Date: Mon, 1 Apr 2013 07:00:06 +0800

On Mon, 1 Apr 2013 00:01:37 +0200
Giorgos Keramidas <address@hidden> wrote:

> > The longevity of the project is very important. git being used for the
> > kernel guarantees its healthy growth for decades to come by then a
> > native version system will be built in emacs.
> > Let's not muddy the water with another tool that is seemingly
> > adequate.  BZR was seemingly adequate and was regarded could do the
> > job well. Now years later we are back to square one.
> > I wish we could move directly to a tool that can serve us for a long
> > time and have it stayed out of the way of hacking on emacs.

> Mercurial is used for Python itself (and quite a few other large
> projects), so its longevity is not really a very difficult question.
> It will be here for at least as long as Python, which Bazaar also uses.

But Bazaar is used for Ubuntu[1], GNU Emacs[2], CEDET[3], GNU Mailman[4],
Drizzle[5], Inkscape[6], Bugzilla[7], VM[8] and many other projects.

[1] https://code.launchpad.net/ubuntu
[2] http://bzr.savannah.gnu.org/lh/emacs
[3] http://cedet.bzr.sourceforge.net/bzr/cedet/code/trunk/changes
[4] https://code.launchpad.net/mailman
[5] https://code.launchpad.net/drizzle
[6] https://code.launchpad.net/~inkscape.dev
[7] http://bzr.mozilla.org/bugzilla/
[8] https://code.launchpad.net/vm

Xue Fuqiao

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