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Re: Move to git is not imminent - esr is just tired of talking about it

From: Juanma Barranquero
Subject: Re: Move to git is not imminent - esr is just tired of talking about it
Date: Mon, 6 Jan 2014 19:41:19 +0100

On Mon, Jan 6, 2014 at 7:18 PM, Daniel Colascione <address@hidden> wrote:

> Please focus now on
> making the transition to git as smooth as possible.


I don't want to switch to Mercurial, so I'm not "siding" with Jordi
here. I like Bazaar, but I don't oppose switching to git. But Jordi's
right, the move to git is *not* imminent.

I'm sorry, but I don't see why Eric, who (according to my brief
perusal of the list's archive) has not posted on emacs-devel for about
five years, suddenly has the right to appear here, "suggest" that the
time has come to switch to git, and we should just say "yeah" on *his*

- He's not bringing any new argument that has not been discussed
before; the only difference is that Richard and Stefan seem to accept
now that Bazaar is beyond hope.

- His message urging us to switch was posted *four days ago*.

- He's appointed himself to the role of technical director of the
switch, deciding when and how we should do it, whether Savannah git
facilities are up to the task, timelines, etc. Why? There's no other
Emacs people with git and/or Savannah experience?

- Last, but not least: emacs-devel was not a democracy before, and it
is not now. Voting and informal polls are great, but at the end of the
day, it's Richard's and Stefan's opinion that counts. Yes, I know that
Eric's message's header says "awaiting Stefan's approval", but
frankly, this:

> Stefan, please either (a) confirm that you as the official maintainer
> are authorizing this, or (b) put a hold on it and explain what
> additional steps or conditions you deem necessary before we move.

is not how a polite request should look IMO. And, I'm sorry, but even
if Stefan says that it's OK and Eric's done nothing wrong and I have
my foot firmly in my mouth, I will still believe that we're being
pushed for no particular reason other than Eric's whims.


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