Git repository for external patches
I have set up a git repository for extensions and features that didn't yet or
won't ever get into mainline Vim. See http://repo.or.cz/w/vim_extended.git
Description can be found in the readme block. Without having git installed you
can still download single patches or whole archive files (.tar.gz) with the
complete source code. But using git is more comfortable, of course.
There were several discussions from time to time the last months about what to
do to let users know about external patches. There was no central place to look
for it, so features useful for some people probably weren't known to them. 3
weeks ago then Bram set up a "Vim patches list" site on Google Groups .
There are entries for 10 patches so far, but the problem with applying
patches, maybe solving conflicts between patches or the failing of non
up-to-date patches with each update remains. Having a repository with the
patches included reduces the work and increases the convenience for the user.
The repository is based on the subversion repository via git-svn. Thanks for
the work, Edward. I've included some up-to-date patches and would be pleased
to get more in. I didn't include the authors' mail addresses in the commit
log, I wasn't sure about that. Some patches I tried from  were outdated and
failed to apply. I'm not quite sure about the policy, I think the features can
be in development state but should already be usable to some extend and
shouldn't break other stuff :)
Does anyone know whether gitweb has support for URLs to do "git diff
base...feature"? Note there are 3 dots, not 2. I would like to add constant
links for downloading of patches for a specific feature. I know "git diff
base..feature" (with 2 dots) is possible, but there you would add the feature
and at the same time "downgrade" if the base-branch contains updates from
official Vim that aren't yet merged into the feature-branch.
I hope you will find this useful and I'll get some participation.
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