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FusionForge news, July 2009

Welcome to this month's FusionForge news batch.

I did a presentation of FusionForge at the Libre Software Meeting (Rencontres Mondiales du Logiciel Libre, in French) earlier this month, to explain where we come from and where we hope to go. Many people attended despite the talk being early on the morning following the formal dinner, and the questions showed interest, which is encouraging for the project as a whole. I don't think the talk has been recorded, but the summary and slides are available on the RMLL website.

The big news, though, is that I'm currently at the Debian Conference, Debconf, and that I also attended Debcamp before that. Debcamp is a very productive get-together of developers from all across Debian, and I took the opportunity to get help from them. I spent the first few days refactoring some of the code that was duplicated between the CVS and Subversion plugins, and the result is that version control plugins are now much easier to implement. Case in point: I managed to get the attention of a few users of other tools, and since they only had to implement small specific parts, we now have almost complete plugins for Bazaar, Darcs and Git, and Mercurial will probably follow. CPOLD was done too, but mostly as a proof of concept. If you're around, come and see me, we'll finish the support for your favourite tool together. Or even start it (I haven't started on Arch and Monotone for lack of perceived interest, but I'm quite open to these tools too). In both cases, I promise it won't take long.

This code currently only lives on a temporary branch based off FusionForge 4.8, but I'll port that to trunk and commit it in the coming weeks.

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