Re: [gedit-list] "svn commit" and EDITOR=gedit
- From: Jesse van den Kieboom <jesse icecrew nl>
- To: Paolo Borelli <pborelli katamail com>
- Cc: gedit-list gnome org, Matthieu Moy <Matthieu Moy imag fr>
- Subject: Re: [gedit-list] "svn commit" and EDITOR=gedit
- Date: Tue, 14 Oct 2008 10:20:05 +0200
Op maandag 13-10-2008 om 22:51 uur [tijdzone +0200], schreef Paolo
> Il giorno lun, 13/10/2008 alle 11.22 +0200, Matthieu Moy ha scritto:
> > Hi all,
> > A silly question (already asked on SVN's ml, without luck):
> > The problem is a user who wants to use gedit to write commit messages
> > for SVN. The obvious first try is "export EDITOR=gedit", but gedit is
> > too clever for that: if an instance of gedit is already running, then
> > gedit acts as a client, asks the running instance to open the file,
> > _end exits immediately_. svn thinks the user is done with the edition,
> > and complains about an empty commit message.
> > I google'd a bit, but "gedit svn" tells me a lot about the SVN repo
> > for gedit, but much less about solving my problem :-(.
> > Is there a good solution, other than killing already running gedit's
> > before launching "svn commit"? What do gedit developer use to commit
> > to SVN?
> This comes up fairly often and is even filed in bugzilla... in the
> future I'd really like have "gedit --wait" or some similar option to not
> exit immediately, the difficult part to implement is to track when
> actually it should exit (in other words I do not want to have to close
> all the other docs).
I've started to implement this in the new-plugins branch of gedit.
Currently, it provides a --standalone option which starts a new
standalone gedit process. This however does not really solve the problem
Paolo would like see solved (having the gedit process wait for the
document to be closed), but it would be fairly easy (with the message
framework implemented in this branch), to implement this.
> Personally I end up simply using vim for commits: most of the time I
> just use middle-click to paste from a ChangeLog file open in gedit and
> then :wq.
> That said, there is (fairly ugly) hack to make gedit work as EDITOR: do
> something like "TMPDIR=~/tmp gedit", this way gedit will try to look for
> the running instance in ~/tmp instead of /tmp and so it will start a new
> instance. Be aware that it is an hack: having two open instances of
> gedit is not a great thing (they could potentially step on each other
> toes), so use it with care.
> > Thanks,
> gedit-list mailing list
> gedit-list gnome org
Jesse van den Kieboom
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