[llvm-dev] Migrating the llvm-emacs mode to a separate git repository

Anton Korobeynikov via llvm-dev llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org
Thu May 10 02:14:27 PDT 2018

As far as I can see, melpa dropped svn support some time ago....


On Thu, May 10, 2018 at 11:51 AM, Tim Northover via llvm-dev
<llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org> wrote:
> On 10 May 2018 at 06:07, Jaseem Abid via llvm-dev
> <llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org> wrote:
>> Melpa[1] is pretty much the most common package manager for emacs and very
>> recently the llvm-mode got removed from it[2] due to performance issues.
> Wouldn't svn be better here? It ought to allow you to checkout just
> the utils/emacs directory (or not even that with "svn cat"). We're
> eventually planning to move to git as the primary source of truth, but
> there will always be svn fallbacks in place.
>> Will it be possible to split this into a new separate git repo? This should
>> make it easier for the emacs community to work with this code and make it
>> less intimidating for new users to contribute to.
> That's a separate issue, of course. I'm not entirely convinced there
> are hordes of Emacs developers just itching to help out with
> tablegen-mode but deterred by the big repository. But maybe I'm wrong.
> Cheers.
> Tim.
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With best regards, Anton Korobeynikov
Department of Statistical Modelling, Saint Petersburg State University

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