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The source code has been through a rather complicated journey, and
it's occasionally useful to understand this history from CVS to a
private Subversion repository to its current location in git.  So
document this more thoroughly, and ensure that everyone involved
is in the THANKS file.
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Stow was written by Bob Glickstein <bobg+stow@zanshin.com>, Zanshin
Software, Inc.
Stow was originally written by Bob Glickstein <bobg+stow@zanshin.com>,
Zanshin Software, Inc.
Contributions from Gord Matzigkeit <gord@enci.ucalgary.ca>.
Gord Matzigkeit <gord@enci.ucalgary.ca> made some early contributions.
John Bazik wrote `fastcwd', the Perl subroutine for computing the
current working directory.
current working directory (later removed in 1.3.3).
Charles Briscoe-Smith <cpbs@debian.org> wrote the fix to prevent
stow -D / stow -R removing initially-empty directories.
stow -D / stow -R removing initially-empty directories (mentioned
in 1.3.3 section of NEWS).
Adam Lackorzynski <al10@inf.tu-dresden.de> wrote the fix to prevente
Adam Lackorzynski <al10@inf.tu-dresden.de> wrote the fix to prevent
the generation of wrong links if there are links in the stow directory.
Stow was maintained by Guillaume Morin <gmorin@gnu.org> up to November 2007.
Stow was maintained by Guillaume Morin <gmorin@gnu.org> up to November
2007. Guillaume originally imported the source code into the Savannah
CVS repository on 2001/12/24 with the tag "v1_3_2". This history was
later imported into git as described below.
Kahlil (Kal) Hodgson <kahlil@internode.on.net> performed a major rewrite
in order to implement:
1.3.3 was the last release of the 1.x series. The CVS history
contains a few commits after 1.3.3 preparing for a 1.3.4 release which
was never published (see the "import-cvs" tag in git).
1. defered operations,
Between 2007 and 2009, a small team of people collaborated on a
private in-house project on Stow:
https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/stow-devel/2011-11/msg00003.html
Kahlil (Kal) Hodgson <kahlil@internode.on.net> performed a major
rewrite in order to implement:
1. deferred operations,
2. option parsing via Getopt::Long,
3. options to support shared files,
4. support for multiple operations per invocation,
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6. better cooperation between multiple stow directories,
7. a test suite (and support code) to ensure that everything still works.
As these changes required a dramatic reorganisation of the code, very little
was left untouched, and so Stow's major version was bumped up to version 2.
As these changes required a dramatic reorganisation of the code, very
little was left untouched, and so Stow's major version number was
bumped up to 2. Austin Wood <austin.wood@rmit.edu.au> and Chris
Hoobin <christopher.hoobin@rmit.edu.au> helped clean up the
documentation for the new 2.x.y series, and created the texi2man
script.
Austin Wood <austin.wood@rmit.edu.au> and Chris Hoobin
<christopher.hoobin@rmit.edu.au> helped clean up the documentation for
version 2 and created the texi2man script.
Kahlil obtained permission to donate these changes back to GNU. The
Subversion history from this period is no longer accessible, so the
breakdown of the individual changes to the source code between 1.3.3
and the unreleased 2.0.2 version have been lost; however some details
are still visible in ChangeLog.OLD, which also acknowledges the
contributions of Geoffrey Giesemann and Emil Mikulc.
Adam Spiers <stow@adamspiers.org> refactored the backend code into new
Stow.pm and Stow/Util.pm modules providing an OO interface, tightened
up the test suite, added support for ignore lists, `make test', and
distribution via CPAN, and cleaned up numerous other minor issues.
Sometime after this, Troy Will took over maintainership and imported
the unreleased 2.0.2 code base as the original root commit into
Savannah git repository.
On 25th November 2011, Adam Spiers <stow@adamspiers.org> took over
maintainership. He imported the CVS history into the Savannah git
repository, grafting it onto the previous root commit imported by
Troy, and tagged this as v2.0.2:
https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/stow-devel/2011-11/msg00001.html
https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/stow-devel/2011-11/msg00002.html
refactored the backend code into new Stow.pm and Stow/Util.pm modules
providing an OO interface, tightened up the test suite, added support
for ignore lists, `make test', and distribution via CPAN, and cleaned
up numerous other minor issues.
These changes were included in 2.1.0, which was the first official
release since 1.3.3 in 2002.
Stow is currently maintained by Adam Spiers.

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mailing lists and any other communication channels are detailed on the
above home page.
Brief history
-------------
Brief history and authorship
----------------------------
Stow was inspired by Carnegie Mellon's "Depot" program, but is
substantially simpler. Whereas Depot requires database files to keep
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never delete any files, directories, or links that appear in a Stow
directory (e.g., `/usr/local/stow/emacs`), so it's always possible to
rebuild the target tree (e.g., `/usr/local`).
For a high-level overview of the contributions of the main developers
over the years, see [the `AUTHORS` file](AUTHORS).
For a more detailed history, please see the `ChangeLog` file.

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THANKS
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@ -7,6 +7,7 @@ Greg Fox <fox@zanshin.com>
David Hartmann <davidh@zanshin.com>
Ben Liblit <liblit@well.com>
Gord Matzigkeit <gord@enci.ucalgary.ca>
Adam Lackorzynski <al10@inf.tu-dresden.de>
Roland McGrath <roland@gnu.ai.mit.edu>
Jim Meyering <meyering@asic.sc.ti.com>
Fritz Mueller <fritzm@netcom.com>
@ -15,6 +16,7 @@ Richard Stallman <rms@gnu.ai.mit.edu>
Spencer Sun <zorak@netcom.com>
Tom Tromey <tromey@cygnus.com>
Steve Webster <srw@zanshin.com>
Kahlil Hodgson <kahlil@internode.on.net>
Geoffrey Giesemann <geoffrey.giesemann@rmit.edu.au>
Emil Mikulic <emil.mikulic@rmit.edu.au>
Austin Wood <austin.wood@rmit.edu.au>
@ -38,3 +40,7 @@ Brice Waegeneire
Email addresses of new contributors are no longer being added by default
for privacy reasons; however please contact the maintainer if you are
happy for your email address to be listed here.
More authorship and contribution details can be found in the AUTHORS
and ChangeLog files, and of course also in the git version control
history.