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Re: arch, svn, cvs

On Sat, 2005-08-20 at 21:00 +0200, Florian Weimer wrote:

> >> Greg Hudson contributes an interesting viewpoint:
> >> 
> >>   <http://web.mit.edu/ghudson/thoughts/bitkeeper.whynot>
> >
> > Well written, but does it contribute to our discussion here? Arch
> > and Baz can both be used centrally, and with a group of committers.
> > It might not scale as well right now, but efforts in the direction
> > of automated patch integration systems promise to close this gap.
> > See for instance the patch queue manager project[0].
> >
> > 0. http://web.verbum.org/arch-pqm/
> arch-pqm still requires that people publish their own repositories.
> This is often a challenge for people behind firewalls.

pqm supports mailing a unified diff straight into the repository. I.e. 
echo -e "patch\\n$(baz diff)" | mail -s 'fix foo-bar'

> If arch-pqm took advantage of the GNU arch capabilities and accepted
> signed changesets instead of merge requests, things would be quite
> different.  Such an option exists for darcs, but I haven't used it.
> It still doesn't provide the satisfaction of immediate feedback, I
> fear.

I haven't implemented a changeset based option, it would be quite easy
if someone wants to do it.


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