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Re: git transition issues

From: Eric S. Raymond
Subject: Re: git transition issues
Date: Sun, 26 Oct 2014 21:28:27 -0400
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)

Stefan Monnier <address@hidden>:
> Yes, [bzrmerge.el] needs to be rewritten.  I thought it was done
> already.  It was mentioned as one of the prerequisites for a move to
> Git, since we use it on a regular basis to merge the new emacs-24
> changes into trunk.

The prerequisite I understood - and satisfied, I believe - was to add
the vc-git.el support (equivalent to certain methods in the bzr back
end) required to rewrite this code.

I can't rewrite the upper level myself because I am not familiar with
the workflow it was designed to support.  To the very limited extent I
understand the bzr-merge.el code, I'm not even sure its assumptions 
make sense anymore - git has a sufficently different model of branches
and merging to make that questionable.

I would be quite willing to tackle this if I were qualified to do so,
but the code will need to be rewritten and rethought by a maintainer
much more familiar with past practice and its rationale than I am.
                <a href="http://www.catb.org/~esr/";>Eric S. Raymond</a>

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