cvs legacy options
Simon 'corecode' Schubert
corecode at fs.ei.tum.de
Mon Oct 18 11:03:52 PDT 2004
On 18.10.2004, at 19:44, Matthew Dillon wrote:
:>> Fetch it at <http://chlamydia.fs.ei.tum.de/~corecode/cvs-options.h>
:> uhm... netbsd uses CVSROOT/config. better patch up soon
:okay. the new one should do it well
I'm confused re: the netbsd mention. Don't we support
So we shouldn't have to patch up for that, right?
Sorry if I added some confusion: NetBSD uses the file CVSROOT/config,
but therein uses the CVSROOT/options style (tag=).
As for legacy operation. I'm not sure that it is a good idea to
support back in for legacy repositories. If netbsd is already
new form it might be better to stick with the new form which will
pressure on the other projects to update their CVS subsystems.
FreeBSD did was a hack... a very good hack, but a hack
the CVS people adopted the feature they decided to implement it
differently. We should probably stick with the official
and get/pressure the people running the hack to restandardize on
It's true that the best solution would be that all projects would use
the "official" style, but I don't think this will happen any time soon.
So we got the choice: try to get the other projects to at least support
the official way, or, as long as those big repos don't do it the
official style yet, accept this fact and add a legacy mode.
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