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Re: Apologia for bzr

From: Ted Zlatanov
Subject: Re: Apologia for bzr
Date: Fri, 03 Jan 2014 13:04:57 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.130008 (Ma Gnus v0.8) Emacs/24.3.50 (gnu/linux)

On Fri, 03 Jan 2014 11:56:51 -0600 Karl Fogel <address@hidden> wrote: 

KF> "Eric S. Raymond" <address@hidden> writes:
>> There are other things we need to do to let sunlight and fresh air into the 
>> room.  The people who think of Emacs as a relic of bygone decades inhabited
>> by graying neckbeards are not, alas, entirely wrong.  And I say that as
>> arguably one of the neckbeards myself...

KF> Right now, two of the biggest sources of hacking energy in the
KF> Emacsosphere are in git repositories separate from Emacs' own bzr
KF> repository: Org Mode and Gnus.  Our switching to git will help reduce at
KF> least the degree of separation.

Have you seen the amount of activity on GNU ELPA, MELPA, el-get, and
others?  The amount and variety of packages are amazing.

KF> Whether those projects eventually host their "socially agreed on"
KF> primary development branches in Emacs' repository is another question; I
KF> don't know those dev communities well enough to say, despite being a
KF> heavy user of both packages :-).  But the mere fact that I instinctively
KF> consider them to be somewhat separate developer communities from Emacs
KF> itself may be partly an artifact of our having been on bzr for so long.

Heh heh.  As someone on both sides (Gnus and Emacs) I have to say
contributing to Gnus through Git has been much less stressful for me.


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