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56996Re: Git clone of the Vim Mercurial repo

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  • Bram Moolenaar
    May 24, 2010
      Björn Winckler wrote:

      > I have set up a Git clone of the Vim Mercurial repo here [1] (complete
      > with instructions on how this was done [2]).

      Nice. Do you also have a page for how to use this? I could link that
      from the Vim pages. The link you gave with [1] does not say how to pull
      from the repository.

      > Why have I done this and won't this complicate things with yet another
      > repository?
      > Let me try to answer the second question first. Thanks to the hg-git
      > extension it is possible to perform lossless conversions hg <-> git so
      > this repository really is just a clone of the hg repo. If anybody
      > else were to go through the steps in [2] they'd end up with a
      > repository with identical commit IDs. It is possible to clone [1]
      > using Mercurial or even pull select commits from [1] into a hg repo
      > that was a clone of Bram's hg repo. What I am trying to say is: this
      > really is just a clone of Bram's hg repo but in Git format so there is
      > no extra complication - it provides a way for people to use Git
      > instead of Mercurial when working on Vim.
      > As for the first question: I created this Git clone so that I myself
      > may use Git when working on MacVim. Anybody else using Git is welcome
      > to pull from it, or even set up their own Git clone using the
      > instructions [2].
      > There is one downside to pulling from [1] for your Vim development,
      > namely that it won't get updated immediately whenever Bram updates his
      > Mercurial repo. I have to manually fetch new changesets and push them
      > to the Git repo. If you'd rather avoid this delay but still use Git,
      > just set up your own Git clone [2]. Since the commit IDs will be the
      > same it is possible to push/pull from other people's Git clones even
      > if they've set up their own.
      > I hope some other people will find this information useful.
      > Björn
      > P.S. If somebody on this list knows a better way to update the repo
      > than the method outlined in [2] please let me know (as it is I have to
      > manually delete/re-add all bookmarks after a fetch in order for any
      > new changesets to be pushed).
      > [1] http://github.com/b4winckler/vim
      > [2] http://wiki.github.com/b4winckler/vim/

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