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. 0.99.6:: 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. 0.99.7:: 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. 0.99.8:: 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 convenience. - To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe git" in the body of a message to [EMAIL PROTECTED] More majordomo info at http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html