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From: Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason <avarab@gmail.com>
To: Dorab Patel <dorabpatel@gmail.com>
Cc: Alexandre Julliard <julliard@winehq.org>,
	Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>,
	Eric Sunshine <sunshine@sunshineco.com>,
	Git List <git@vger.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] git.el: handle default excludesfile properly
Date: Thu, 08 Mar 2018 10:41:08 +0100
Message-ID: <87y3j2nbuz.fsf@evledraar.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <CAE09B1LaKxk7CLaZ7M9vLFx7aJwUpxO25ZH4btXpYuwzo6sVyQ@mail.gmail.com>


On Wed, Mar 07 2018, Dorab Patel jotted:

> Thanks for updating us with the status of git.el.
>
> The last time I looked at magit, it was too heavyweight for my needs.
> I like the simplicity of git.el. But perhaps it's time for me to take
> another look at magit.

You can also check out the VC mode that ships with Emacs itself. I
prefer Magit, but the VC mode is more lightweight.

> On Tue, Mar 6, 2018 at 3:54 AM, Alexandre Julliard <julliard@winehq.org> wrote:
>> Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com> writes:
>>
>>> Having said that, I am sorry to say that I am not sure if the copy
>>> we have is the one to be patched, so I would appreciate if Alexandre
>>> (cc'ed) can clarify the situation.  The last change done to our copy
>>> of the script is from 2012, and I do not know if Alexandre is still
>>> taking care of it here but the script is so perfect that there was
>>> no need to update it for the past 5 years and we haven't seen an
>>> update, or the caninical copy is now being maintained elsewhere and
>>> we only have a stale copy, or what.
>>
>> This is the canonical version, and I guess in theory I'm still taking
>> care of it. However, the need that git.el was originally addressing is
>> now fulfilled by better tools. As such, I feel that it has outlived its
>> usefulness, and I'm no longer actively developing it.
>>
>> I'd recommend that anybody still using it switch to Magit, which is
>> being actively maintained, and IMO superior to git.el in all respects.
>>
>> --
>> Alexandre Julliard
>> julliard@winehq.org

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Thread overview: 26+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2018-03-03  3:48 Dorab Patel
2018-03-03  8:42 ` Eric Sunshine
2018-03-04  1:36   ` Dorab Patel
2018-03-04  2:12     ` Eric Sunshine
2018-03-04  2:57       ` Dorab Patel
2018-03-04  4:34         ` Eric Sunshine
2018-03-05  2:36     ` Junio C Hamano
2018-03-06 11:54       ` Alexandre Julliard
2018-03-07 21:52         ` Dorab Patel
2018-03-08  9:41           ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason [this message]
2018-03-08  9:45         ` [PATCH] git{,-blame}.el: remove old bitrotting Emacs code Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2018-03-08 17:27           ` Junio C Hamano
2018-03-10 12:30             ` [PATCH v2] " Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2018-03-10 16:50               ` Martin Ågren
2018-03-13 18:40                 ` Junio C Hamano
2018-03-08 17:55           ` [PATCH] " Kyle Meyer
2018-03-06  4:38 ` [PATCH v2] git.el: handle default excludesfile properly Dorab Patel
     [not found] <EKzyQbDEJGG4Lm5YboF8xg@mail.gmail.com>
2018-03-10 18:45 ` [PATCH v3] git{,-blame}.el: remove old bitrotting Emacs code Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2018-03-13 18:53   ` [PATCH v2] " Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2018-03-13 22:14     ` Junio C Hamano
2018-03-27 16:57   ` [PATCH v3] " Jonathan Nieder
2018-04-11 20:42     ` [PATCH v4] " Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2018-04-12  2:19       ` Junio C Hamano
2018-04-12  6:52         ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2018-04-12  9:23           ` Junio C Hamano
2018-04-18 20:16             ` Todd Zullinger

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