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Re: git-* commands in /usr/libexec/git-core/



On Wed, Jan 07, 2009 at 08:52:13PM -0300, Horst H. von Brand wrote:
> Bryn M. Reeves <bmr redhat com> wrote:
> > Jeffrey Ollie wrote:
> > > On Wed, Jan 7, 2009 at 4:21 AM, Bryn M. Reeves <bmr redhat com> wrote:
> > >> I guess it depends how much we care about being close to upstream for this.
> > >> If it's worth the effort to move these to libexec, then perhaps putting
> > >> compatibility symlinks in place for a couple of releases (with a clear
> > >> relnote that they will be removed in a future release and scripts need
> > >> updating) could be a way to handle the transition?
> > > Adding symlinks does nothing to help, it just delays the pain because
> > > people won't read the release notes or won't bother to fix their
> > > scripts until the symlinks disappear.  Fixing the scripts is trivial,
> > > and backwards compatible to boot.
> 
> > No, but having an entry in the release notes for a release or two
> > gives something more concrete to point at and say "I told you so" than
> > an announcement on the fedora-devel lists which are not read by most
> > users (yes, I know that this was announced three years ago upstream,
> > but the same comment regarding users not reading things applies).
> 
> It has been announced in git's release notes for more than two years now!

I would expect a good number of git users on Fedora don't watch the
git upstream.  Putting a note in the F11 release notes is perfectly
valid, reasonable, and laudable.

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