New experimental MacVim repo @ GitHub
Over the last few weeks I've been going over what options I have
regarding the new Vim Mercurial repository. I debated switching to
Mercurial for MacVim and how I would move the current MacVim history,
etc. Well, after what seems like an eternity spent reading about Git
and Mercurial I finally settled on hg-git so that I can keep using Git
but still pull from the Mercurial repo.
I've set up a new Vim Git repo at  and a MacVim Git repo based on
this here .
This setup brings a few advantages:
- People interested only in Vim development with Git can use 
without having to pull the MacVim code (I have announced this on
vim_dev as well, there is now a link to the Git repo on vim.org)
- If anybody develops a new Vim feature (using Git _or_ Mercurial) it
is possible to merge their work into a MacVim repo (cloned from )
- If somebody thinks I'm too slow at updating the Vim Git repo, they
can set up their own and the commit IDs will be identical (see )
- GitHub is prettier than repo.or.cz :-) (plus I got requests to move
there a while ago)
Note that I'm stating that the new MacVim repo is "experimental" -- I
may still trash the entire thing and start from scratch even though
that is very unlikely (I've done that _many_ times already). Mostly
I'm not sure about the branch structure (master points to the hg
"default" branch which is based on Vim 7.2 and there is a macvim73
branch that merges against the 7.3 code), which translates to
"everything except the master branch may get trashed". However, I
will not be updating the old repo anymore unless something unexpected
happens (take that as a sign of the new repo not being "too
I've set up instructions on how to build MacVim using the Vim 7.3 BETA
code here .
When Bram releases Vim 7.3 I will (hopefully the same day) build a new
stable MacVim binary (based on snapshot 52).
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