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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: Thu, 04 Apr 2013 20:44:10 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.130006 (Ma Gnus v0.6) Emacs/24.3.50 (gnu/linux)

Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:

>> From: John Wiegley <address@hidden>
>> Date: Thu, 04 Apr 2013 12:44:43 -0500
>> As a data point: if Emacs does decide on Git, I'll become a more active
>> contributor again; if it doesn't, I have other things to do.  Bzr/Mercurial 
>> is
>> enough of a "joy-stealing" barrier that -- like now -- I would not be
>> interested in submitting my work upstream.  And this same situation is true
>> for some others as well, as evidenced by voices on this mailing list.
> I'm very sad to hear that, because I think it is improper for
> contributors to put up such an ultimatum for a project.  I hope that
> people who contribute to Emacs (and any other project) are first and
> foremost interested in advancing the project, and any other
> considerations are secondary.
> At least that's how I reacted when Gawk and Make switched to Git: I
> gnashed my teeth and adapted.  I hope so will you.

I think the debate could be made more constructive, if bzr upstream
would show some life signs and accept the bzr-fastimport patches
floating around, and other patches. Then people could use whatever local
tooling they like.

Joakim Verona

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