On Sat, Sep 7, 2013 at 11:19 AM, John Keeping <j...@keeping.me.uk> wrote:
> When it was originally added, the git_remote_helpers library was used as
> part of the tests of the remote-helper interface, but since commit
> fc407f9 (Add new simplified git-remote-testgit, 2012-11-28) a simple
> shell script is used for this.
>
> A search on Ohloh [1] indicates that this library isn't used by any
> external projects and even the Python remote helpers in contrib/ don't
> use this library, so it is only used by its own test suite.
>
> Since this is the only Python library in Git, removing it will make
> packaging easier as the Python scripts only need to be installed for one
> version of Python, whereas the library should be installed for all
> available versions.

For the record, there was a user of this:
https://github.com/msysgit/git/tree/v1.8.1.msysgit.1/git_remote_helpers

However, in the latest msysgit master it seems the git-remote-hg
helper is gone, I don't know if by mistake or what. Johannes
Schindelin made many claims about it being more complete and what not,
but who knows what actually happened.

-- 
Felipe Contreras
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