Today's Ubuntu Emacs PPA tip

Posted on Tue 19 January 2010 in general • Tagged with emacs, linkedin, ppa, ubuntu

Like many Emacs users I use the excellent Ubuntu Elisp PPA to get a more recent Emacs than the main distro repos package. However I'd been puzzled as to why emacs-snapshot hadn't been updated in ages. The was doubly confusing as the orebokech packages on which they are based and …

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Distributed VCS

Posted on Tue 09 June 2009 in geek • Tagged with development, git, linkedin, vcs

I've mentioned distributed version control systems a few times. It was interesting note the advice that Savannah is giving about recovering from a recent disk crash. Both Git andMercurial based projects can restore from local repositories as they contain all the revision history within them. The centralised version control systems …

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