[tex-live] TL in CVS on Berlios

Sebastian Rahtz sebastian.rahtz at computing-services.oxford.ac.uk
Sun Jan 11 23:39:42 CET 2004

Karl Berry wrote:

>I have no objection to opendarwin, it looked very nice, but does it
>offer anything the others do not?  I didn't see anything.  We could
>check its speed I suppose.
perhaps someone could create a project at Darwin?

but, to be honest, I think it would look a little odd to tie ourselves to a
site so closely associated with one operating system, and a company which
is not known for its open source credentials. yes, I am sure Apple are 
being good
people these days, but you cannot get rid of historial baggage that quickly.

>So the bottom line, to my mind, is whether the principal checker-inners
>(Thomas, Martin, Staszek, Sebastian, ...), who are all in Europe (that I
>can think of), can stand the slowness to India.  If they can, seems we
>should use sarovar.
I can bear it happily, but if Fabrice cannot connect at all.....
have you tried the CVS checkout, Fabrice, rather than the pinging etc?

>One relevant technical thing about cvs, which perhaps not everyone is
>aware of -- p4 sync always updates the whole tree.  With cvs, if you run
>cvs update in some subdirectory, it'll just update that directory and
>all its subdirectories. 
as in "p4 sync ...", in fact :-}

I am afraid I see no evidence yet that Perforce is not, technically, 
much better than CVS!

Anyway, I just spent my own pennies on a book about CVS, in the 
expectation of having to use it. Sigh.
Its bad enough at work having to learn Subversion.


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