Daniel Barkalow <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:

> On Thu, 1 Sep 2005, Junio C Hamano wrote:
>> Tim Ottinger <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
>> > git-update-cache for instance?
>> Logically you are right, but I suspect that may not fly well in
>> practice.  Too many of us have already got our fingers wired to
>> type cache, and the glossary is there to describe both cache and
>> index.
> My vote's for changing the official names, but keeping symlinks for the 
> old names. As far as I know, there aren't any actual conflicts, and we 
> might as well have new users pick up the logical names. I particularly 
> think "git merge" would be really good to have.

OK.  As Horst also says, we should do this before 1.0.

        This hopefully will be done on Sep 7th.  Tool renames
        will not happen in this release, but the set of cleaned
        up names will be discussed on the list during this
        timeperiod.  I'll draw up a strawman tonight unless
        somebody else does it first.

        We install symbolic links for the old names.  For the
        documentation, we do not bother --- just install under
        new names.  Also remove support for ancient environment
        variable names from gitenv().  Aim for Sep 17th.

        Aim for Oct 1st; we do not install symbolic links
        anymore and supply "clean-old-install" target in the
        Makefile that removes symlinks installed by 0.99.7 from
        DESTDIR.  This target is not run automatically from other
        usual make targets; it is just there for your

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