[Geany-devel] Status of SM-Branch

Frank Lanitz frank at xxxxx
Thu Jun 30 18:31:06 UTC 2011

On Thu, 30 Jun 2011 11:31:21 +0400
Eugene Arshinov <earshinov at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Thu, 30 Jun 2011 08:02:48 +0200
> Frank Lanitz <frank at frank.uvena.de> wrote:
> > Hi folks, 
> > 
> > I saw that the SM-branch is merged with trunk on a regular basis,
> > but not sure what's the current status of that branch. Can someone
> > help me out there?
> > 
> > Cheers, 
> > Frank
> Hi Frank.
> Well, I periodically merge trunk into SM branch, because
> - I use SM branch myself and, at the same time, I want to try new
>   features which become available in Geany;
> - the more often you perform the merge, the easier it is to resolve
>   conflicts (which occur rather often because SM contains many
> changes).
> The status of the branch is a hard question :)  This branch contains
> - session management support;
> - minor improvements in project handling etc.;
> - some experiments like frequent saving of recent file list to the
>   file, so that no recent files are lost when several Geany instances
>   are running side by side.
> Now
> - a better session management support is implemented by Dimitar (if a
>   decision is made to include session management in Geany, I'd prefer
>   this implementation to be chosen); 
> - experiments should not go to trunk in any case.
> So, the only useful thing in SM branch is the minor improvements.
> Even if someone has time to discuss them and decide to include them
> in trunk, it may be rather hard to cleanly extract the necessary
> patches from SM so that they apply to trunk.

Well, not sure and just a thought. Would it be possible to extract the
little improvements so they could be merged to trunk? Can you give a
more detailed view on the et? What do the improvements include? 

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