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Re: [E-devel] cvs, servers and stuff.

On Friday, 18 August 2006, at 08:21:17 (+0900),
Carsten Haitzler wrote:

> agreed. i am not advocating REMOVING anoncvs as such - just removing
> it as a "first priority anonymous source access" mechanism. putting
> anoncvs access info into fineprint in some obscure page linked off a
> download page. moving the "primary" access to something more
> server-friendly that matches people's needs better.

Unfortunately, the only thing this will *actually* accomplish is to
alter the #1 question in #E from "Where does raster get all those cute
inflatable sheep??" to "How do I get the latest E from CVS?"  :-(

> people dont NEED cvs. developers do. they simply need a way to "get
> the latest code". also for those speaking of the bandwidth issues -
> a LOT of people DONT keep their cvs trees after build they
> re-checkout a new tree.

Maybe someone should write a cvs pserver patch which disallows
checkouts and only permits updates.  That would alleviate that problem
quite quickly.  :-)


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