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



On Wed, Jan 07, 2009 at 07:38:03PM -0500, Paul W. Frields wrote:
>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.

We (the git maintainers) can certainly do that.

josh


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