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Re: Bugs in git plugin
Believe this to be fixed in rev716
On Mon, Jul 1, 2013 at 3:57 AM, Adam Porter <adam@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi Jaap,
> Sorry I didn't reply for so long.
> On Wed, Apr 24, 2013 at 1:56 AM, Jaap Karssenberg
> <jaap.karssenberg@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > If I understand correctly you have a notebook in ~/Zim and both ~/
> > *and ~/Zim are git repositories.
> > Then you remove the .git of ~/Zim. As a result zim considers ~/Zim
> > part of the ~/ repository. Correct ?
> > So far this is not a bug but the intended behavior. For example I
> > often use zim to maintain documentation of a software project. In that
> > case my repository is in ~/code/project and the notebook is in
> > ~/code/project/data/manual. When I modify somthing in zim, it should
> > add those changes to the repository in ~/code/project.
> This makes sense to me.
> > So I disagree that it should only look for a .git in the notebook
> > folder itself. However I do think it is valid to say that zim should
> > only add files in the notebook folder itself. (Does git allow "git add
> > -A ~/Zim" to only add a subtree ?) In your case this would still have
> > added the zim notebook to your home ~/.git -- is that what you wanted
> > ?
> I'm still a git novice, but as far as I understand from the man page,
> "git add -A ~/Zim" would only add files in ~/Zim to the git index.
> This definitely needs to be changed in Zim, because Zim should
> definitely not commit files which are outside of its own tree. As my
> experience showed, that can cause serious problems. And also, in the
> use case you described, most people probably wouldn't want Zim to
> commit unstaged changes in ~/code/project/whatever when it commits
> changes in ~/code/project/data/manual.
> Thanks for your work on Zim.