Code repositories, was: Re: [tex-k] cm-super fails
Mon, 5 Nov 2001 23:50:13 +0000
> > 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" :-}
I meant to say
p4 sync //depot/Build/source.development/...
which shows four things
* the top level of perforce is "depot". we have just one at present,
called (boringly) "depot". we can have as many as we like
* TeX Live consists of "Build" (sources and suchlike) and "Master"
(the contents of the CD)
* Perforce does branching well. the source tree is there twice, as
"source" and "source.development". synchronizing the development
tree back into the release tree as needed is efficient and
* Perforce-ese for "all the tree" is "..."
it is not hard to use the branching and integration.
sorry to sound like a perforce salesman, but I guess I am one of
the more experienced users here (its what we use to manage our web
site at http://www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/; we manage bug tracking with Request
Tracker, if anyone cares)