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Re: PROPOSAL: Move to git, now that bzr is no longer a req.

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: PROPOSAL: Move to git, now that bzr is no longer a req.
Date: Fri, 03 Jan 2014 09:49:35 +0200

> From: Óscar Fuentes <address@hidden>
> Date: Thu, 02 Jan 2014 22:22:17 +0100
> Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:
> >> Git works pretty well on Windows these days
> >
> > Pretty well my foot: it requires a complete separate shell set up with
> > a separate PATH, to keep its singular version of MSYS out of my main
> > development environment.
> This is not correct. You only need git.cmd in the PATH and, IIRC, that
> is avoidable too if you use git from Emacs interfaces (VC and/or Magit).

That is only a solution if you don't use git from the command line.

> As a curiosity, I'll mention that MSYSGit git.exe doesn't depend on
> MSYS.dll

No, but some git commands need Bash and shell scripts, and thus invoke
MSYS programs that do need the MSYS DLL.

> It would be interesting to know which functionality is missing if
> you remove the stuff that depends on MSYS.dll from MSYSGit package.

If someone knows where to find this information, please speak up.

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