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[Texmacs-dev] Versioning (was: My public plugin repository)

From: Norbert Nemec
Subject: [Texmacs-dev] Versioning (was: My public plugin repository)
Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2003 19:42:14 +0100
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There is that saying about emacs:
"A great operating system, it just lacks a reasonable editor..."

Looking at that TeXmacs-versioning-system discussion somehow reminds of that:

It may well be, that some time in the future, there will be the ultimate 
system to do versioning and cooperation on TeXmacs code. Of course, then, 
this should be used for developing TeXmacs code.

Anyhow: the TeXmacs-system itself is a mixture of much C++-code, some guile 
code, a bit of TeXmacs code in the style files and a big chunk of TeXmacs 
code in the documentation.

I definitely doubt, that you'll ever come up with a versioning system for 
C++-code that matches arch. Even if that could be done, TeXmacs certainly is 
not the right place for such a project.

If there is any point for a native versioning system in TeXmacs, it will have 
to be tailored exactly for TeXmacs code. If it even knows how to handle C++ 
code comfortably, it should not be called TeXmacs-versioning-system.

For that reason, I would assume, the system might be perfect for handling the 
TeXmacs documentation, and maybe even scripts, cooperatively, but for the 
TeXmacs-sources themselves, it will always be second to arch and similar 

And now, I just hope, that nobody takes my initial line as the key to 
introduce the new TeXmacsOS after all... :-)


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