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

On Wed, Mar 07 2018, Dorab Patel jotted:

> 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.

You can also check out the VC mode that ships with Emacs itself. I
prefer Magit, but the VC mode is more lightweight.

> 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