[ITA] Git et al

Adam Dinwoodie adam@dinwoodie.org
Tue Jun 10 22:36:00 GMT 2014

On Tue, Jun 10, 2014 at 05:00:00PM -0500, Yaakov Selkowitz wrote:
> On 2014-01-11 14:01, Adam Dinwoodie wrote:
> >Our Git package hasn't been updated in a long time. Although its
> >maintainer, Eric Blake, has been on the mailing lists, I don't think
> >he's done any work in keeping Git up-to-date (including replying to a
> >number of requests for updates), so I'd like to offer to take over.
> I haven't seen any progress on this for some time.  Adam, are you
> still working on this, and if so, what issues still remain?

In theory I'm still working on this; in practice I haven't had time to
devote to it in a while.  I'd (perhaps naively) assumed it would mostly
Just Work(TM), which turned out not to be the case.

The only outstanding issue with my build is that git-cvs wasn't working.
That seemed to be down to my build environment, as my attempts to build
the source code available via the Cygwin mirrors showed the same
behaviour, but those binaries work as expected.

I'm considering this a deal breaker since the official way to get the
current Cygwin source code is via CVS.  If I hadn't fixed it by the time
the Cygwin source moves to Git, I was going to suggest moving to the
up-to-date Git build (or more likely, a fresh build of the latest and
greatest upstream version) and accepting that while git-cvs wouldn't
work, that would no longer affect a significant proportion of people.

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