RCS Discussion

Simon 'corecode' Schubert corecode at fs.ei.tum.de
Fri Aug 8 04:23:30 PDT 2008

On Fri, August 8, 2008 04:22, Justin C. Sherrill wrote:
> I meant to type this earlier: a requirement of whatever RCS system we may
>  move to would be to enable non-developers to easily check out the code
> to rebuild their system.

Absolutely.  I'd like to take this a step further:  Mailing patches and
explaining users how to apply the patch ("first revert patch #3, then
apply this, then apply patch #3a") is bothersome.  I'd like to be able to
push my changes somewhere (like on a leaf "official private repo") and
have people pull the changes from there.

> This would mean anonymous access and having the utility as part of base.
> There may be a better strategy; I'm thinking in terms of the functionality
>  we use now with CVS and cvsup.

I absolutely do not think that the tool has to be part of base.  cvsup is
not part of base either.  An existing pkgsrc binary package on the iso
shoud suffice.


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