Code repositories, was: Re: [tex-k] cm-super fails
Mon, 5 Nov 2001 23:39:33 +0000
Stefan Ulrich writes:
> is: How can we make it possible that users can easily check out
> and compile the various modules (like e.g. dvipsk together with
> kpathsea, if they don't have it installed), and yet have a
> logical separation on the CVS level (maybe different
we can control permissions in Perforce in very complex ways
> Does Perforce have any support for this, or does it use external
> programs there? (On the web site I've read something about
yes, Perforce assumes you handle that sort of thing with
> > if you all used Perforce, it would :-}
> I'd love to, but how does it work? ;-) I guess I'll need to
go to perforce.com and follow their 10 minute guide.
> download the client, and what's the next step? Is there a
> web page with instructions on downloading TeXlive?
no. the answer is "point a perforce client at sun.dante.de:1666 and do
a "p4 sync" :-}
> The only remaining advantage of the sourceforge/CVS model seems
> to be a somewhat better accessibility: Every *nix user has CVS
> installed, no need to download additional software, you search
> for a project on sourceforge, and you're just 2 clicks away from
> the web CVS repository, mailing lists, bug reporting pages etc.
very true. if you can understand Sourceforge! I confess that I find
it very confusing, but I guess I dont use it enough
> > As a daily user, I find Perforce so easy to use, and so
> > effective
> Good, I was just going to ask you about your experiences with it
> in comparison to CVS ;-)
I don't use CVS much, I have to admit.
> The Perforce Server supports only two users and two client
> workspaces unless used with a Perforce license.
> I had the impression that you could only have 2 developers
> on a project without acquiring the full version ;-)
we do have a licence, they gave us a free one. you only need a licence
for the server.
> > One thing to note is that the way we develop things also
> > varies. I do most work on a laptop which doesn't have a 24x7
> > connection
> same here ;-)
working offline with perforce is moderately simple