On Thu, Aug 18, 2016 at 3:37 PM, Johannes Schindelin
> Hi Junio,
> On Wed, 17 Aug 2016, Junio C Hamano wrote:
>> Johannes Schindelin <johannes.schinde...@gmx.de> writes:
>> >> And then your "git cat-file" patch can be upstreamed with the option
>> >> renamed to (or with an additional synonym) "--filters", which would make
>> >> things consistent.
>> > Right. I would like to ask for a `--smudge` synonym nevertheless, just
>> > because I already use this. On the other hand, it is early enough to tell
>> > everybody who knows about this feature to change their invocation (anybody
>> > who would know about `--smudge` would be in that 1% of users that have
>> > read the release notes, so most likely would read the next release notes,
>> > too).
>> It is OK if it were your private edition, but you end up hurting
>> your users if you need to redo the feature differently.
> Unfortunately, this is the situation of Git for Windows from its
> beginning: there has not been a single time that Git for Windows could
> live with unpatched upstream Git's source code.
> Business as usual, though.
Bug fixes is one thing, features is completely different. Should we
just acknowledge git-for-windows as a long-living fork and rename it
to something else? Because if somebody comes here with a "git" problem
on Windows, I would look at git.git source code, not gfw. I'd rather
recognize it a special fork (by name) right away and ignore. You could
have the same policy distros have: all bugs go to distros (i.e. gfw),
some bugs may be forwarded upstream (git.git).
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