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Re: [PATCH] git.el: handle default excludesfile properly




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.


On Tue, Mar 6, 2018 at 3:54 AM, Alexandre Julliard <julliard@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Junio C Hamano <gitster@xxxxxxxxx> 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@xxxxxxxxxx