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Announcing GNU CSSC ("Compatibly Stupid Source Control").

At the suggestion of jdassen@wi.leidenuniv.nl, I'm posting
this announcement to debian-devel@lists.debian.org.

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I'm pleased to be able to announce a testing release of GNU CSSC.  We
are currently at version 0.02, development edition (i.e., not a stable
release yet), patchlevel 5.  CSSC is, of course, covered by the GNU
General Public License.

CSSC may be found in the file (about 270K long, compressed)

GNU CSSC ("Compatibly Stupid Source Control") is a workalike for
the traditional SCCS suite.  If you didn't already know what SCCS is,
please use RCS instead of trying CSSC.  This software is not
reccomended for new projects, but is a faithful reproduction of
SCCS, though some features, notably binary file support, are not
available yet.

CSSC comes with a test suite and my principal aim for the prerelease
is to get CSSC tested on as many platforms as possible, and to obtain
new test suites so that more extensive testing can be done.  Once
enough testing has been done, a real public release can be made.  In
the meantime, I would be very grateful for any contributions, most
particularly new tests.

Documentation is provided, but is very incomplete, and if you need
much documentation you should be using RCS or CVS instead.

Platforms on which recent versions of CSSC have been tested
successfully include:-
  GNU/Linux             g++
  GNU Hurd
  Solaris 2.5.1         g++
  Digital Unix 4.0      g++

Platforms with which there are known problems include:-
  SunOS 4.1.x           (test suites require /bin/sh to support ".")
  IRIX 6.3 (GCC         (BUG: admin -r does not work correctly)
  configured for 5.3)
  AmigaOS               (Problems with /bin/sh running the test suites)

Comments about the CSSC package should be directed, please, to
<jay@gnu.ai.mit.edu>, and not <JYoungman@vggas.com>, which is my email
address at work.  CSSC was originally based on the public domain
package MySC, which was written by Ross Ridge.


Please note that the remarks below refer to released GNU software,
such as tar and gzip, which are both required to unpack CSSC, but do
not refer to CSSC itself, since that hasn't been officially released

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James Youngman                               VG Gas Analysis Systems
The trouble with the rat-race is, even if you win, you're still a rat.

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