Re: Using CVS for package development
Andreas Jellinghaus <email@example.com> writes:
> great. since i meet other debian developers at the linux congress, i my
> a big friend of a cvs server with all debian packages. does anyone have
> a server with enough hard disks and a good conection to run it ?
Some problems arise:
Should this CVS repository be mandatory, i.e. does every Debian
package have to be there?
How much disk space will this take ?
> this could make some things much easier (i don't want to download the
> whole source and diffs, to look at two or three files).
> also it would
> help to coordinate updates (think of the menu package - this way we
> could have send diffs direct to the maintainer).
My favourite example ;-)
So I'll repeat this: IMHO Currently the overhead of fixing a bug and
publishing the fixed version is too high. For unstable it would be
enough to check-in the fix (e.g. an added menu file, a spelling-fix).
Please note that the procedure for stable might be different.
> there are also situations where several developers have to work
E.g. boot-floppies. I regularly receive patches from the people doing
the ports to other architectures. If they could merge them into the
CVS repository, they needn't wait until I released a new version.
(Another example: We already used a CVS repository on master for the
Sven Rudolph <firstname.lastname@example.org> ; WWW : http://www.sax.de/~sr1/
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