On Tue, 16 Aug 2005 19:18:21 -0400 Mike Frysinger <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
| On Tuesday 16 August 2005 07:03 pm, Robin H. Johnson wrote:
| > On Tue, Aug 16, 2005 at 06:18:29PM -0400, Mike Frysinger wrote:
| > > logic:
| > Question:
| > - are CVS commit messages UTF8 safe?
| GLEP 31 came to mind when i was writing the e-mail but i forgot to
| mention it ... maybe ciaran can hop in here

GLEP 31 is withdrawn until Gentoo gets some means of removing commit
access from people who say "nyah nyah I don't feel like following the
rules and so I'll just carry on breaking stuff as I see fit". As it
stands I've been told by various people that they have no interest in
ensuring that their commits are UTF-8 safe (even if there's an
automated check that warns them when they're about to break something),
and I don't consider it fair to force lots of repoman warnings upon
other developers who *do* care about that kind of thing who just happen
to be the next person to touch a package that got broken.

*shrug* So, if you want to be nice and use UTF-8, please do so. CVS is
fine with it. Chances are whoever writes the CVS -> changelog tool will
get it wrong with text wrapping at least once, but it's easy enough to

Ciaran McCreesh : Gentoo Developer (Vim, Shell tools, Fluxbox, Cron)
Mail            : ciaranm at gentoo.org
Web             : http://dev.gentoo.org/~ciaranm

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