[arch-dev-public] Killing CVS [was: Status Report 2007-10-15]
aaronmgriffin at gmail.com
Fri Oct 19 20:06:39 EDT 2007
On 10/17/07, Jason Chu <jason at archlinux.org> wrote:
> I don't care about what Aaron says here. Whether I disagree or not really
> doesn't matter. The point he's trying to get to is let's try something
> (without necessarily putting it into place right away) and talk about that
> instead of just talking about the ideas.
Ok, keeping things rolling here. This thread is marked in my little
"to respond" bucket, but I haven't had enough time to get to it.
a) First off, this work is here, and that means quite a lot to me.
Even if I don't think the concept is "perfect", it's done and it's
b) The concepts for the tools are solid. I actually didn't like the
single package checkout at first, but it's grown on me. For those
that don't get it, here's a usecase:
cd gtkpod && do stuff
This means two things. 1) You don't need the whole repo checked out
all the time, so it saves on disk space, and 2) you can have a nice
subset of packages in a directory, instead of having to hunt for
c) Could you explain how the usage would work with the svnmerge tool.
Personally, it's a little confusing with the repos/ dir, even though I
had a small part in this original idea 8)
This implementation grew on me as archco did. I don't think it'd be as
easy with an other SCM. But I still am a little put off by svn - after
having used fancier SCMs out there, I don't really like the tamer ones
anymore. git has some GREAT tools, but I don't think we'd need half of
I'd still love to see a git or even mercurial implementation (bonus
points: mercurial works on Win32 better, so we could ease into a
'cygwin' arch, which is something I wanted to try out for a while,
When I have time and finish up some things I wanted to finish, I will
see about a git implementation.
I believe Dan already has something, so he may beat me.
Anyone else have something to add?
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