[darcs-users] [patch111] Contribute vc-darcs.el for Emacs VC support.

Jason Dagit dagit at codersbase.com
Thu Dec 10 23:06:21 UTC 2009

On Thu, Dec 10, 2009 at 9:34 AM, Jason Dagit <dagit at codersbase.com> wrote:

> On Thu, Dec 10, 2009 at 5:44 AM, Dave Love <bugs at darcs.net> wrote:
>> New submission from Dave Love <fx at gnu.org>:
>> Wed Dec  9 23:22:06 GMT 2009  Dave Love <fx at gnu.org>
>>  * Contribute vc-darcs.el for Emacs VC support.
>>  The Emacs maintainers rejected the Darcs support (despite supporting
>>  the other major free VCSs) :-(.
> Do you know why?
>>  Distributing it with Darcs makes it
>>  reasonable to drop support for old Darcs versions later and possibly
>>  take advantage of additional features to support it, but means we have
>>  to track incompatible changes in Emacs.
> I don't think it makes sense to have this in the repository at
> http://darcs.net.  What about putting it into a different repository?
> Maybe the wiki would be appropriate?  The problem is that, as I recall,
> we're removing everything from the darcs repo that we can.  The goal is to
> boil it down to the core bits that make up darcs.
> I'm going to mark this as rejected, but that's really an invitation to send
> it again against a different repository.  Perhaps we could get someone to
> volunteer to maintain a darcs-contribs repo full of community contributions
> like this.


Eric contacted me off-list and pointed me here:

> Also: you may want to note our policy on contribs
>  http://wiki.darcs.net/Development/Policy
> which may not affect this decision

 Where it says:

> Contribs <http://wiki.darcs.net/Development/Policy#TOC>
> We welcome small third-party tools (eg. shell completion scripts) in our
> contribs/ directory. Our only requirement is that they be maintained. Bugs
> related to a contrib script can be tracked on http://bugs.darcs.net if
> there is not already a tracker for them. Note that if we do receive bug
> reports and do not hear back from the maintainer within a week, we will have
> to remove the script outright. Re-submissions are of course welcome when a
> maintainer is available.
I apologize for not checking the wiki first.

Would you be willing to step up as the maintainer of this code?  According
to the above policy, that is what we need.

Sorry for the confusion.

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