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Re: Questions for Raphael Hertzog.



To build off of Zephaniah's questions:

It is my belief that within Debian, sound solutions to technical
problems find themselves implemented when good people are willing to do 
hard work to make them happen; and indeed, your biography shows that you 
have an impressive record of working hard to solve technical problems.  
Do you believe there are other, non-technical obstacles that prevent the 
implementation of a Debian "source forge" today?  In other words, how do 
you believe being DPL will help you achieve the goal of creating a 
source forge for Debian?

Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer

On Mon, Mar 04, 2002 at 05:39:10PM +0100, Raphael Hertzog wrote:

> Le Mon, Mar 04, 2002 at 07:11:34AM -0500, Zephaniah E. Hull écrivait:
> > 1: 1.1 Sourceforge for Debian developers.
> >     Have you considered other possibile names?

> >     For what seem like obvious reasons (to me and a few others) it seems
> >     like a bad idea to use the name.

> Well, I used "sourceforge" because everyone knows what it is. But I
> know that we should find a better name even if Sourceforge is not
> a trademark (sourceforge.net is however afaik) to make it more obvious that
> it's not at all related to the site that VA is running.


> >     In addition a few other alternatives for the management software
> >     should be considered before the sourceforge model is adopted.

> I'm open for suggestions of course, but I choosed sourceforge
> for several reasons :
> - it's packaged within Debian; Roland Mas and Christian Bayle (who
>   isn't yet an official developer) are doing a great job maintaining
>   the package.
> - sourceforge looks like the system that provides most of the
>   features one could expect of such a software.

> > 2: 1.9 CVS repository for debian directories
> >     I think I can fit this to one very very simple question.

> >     Have you ever used CVS for any length of time with others?

> Yes I do. I use it within Debian for debian-cd (and various other
> modules where I have contributed, including debian-installer and some
> documentation). I also use it for the development of logidee-tools
> and several private software/website.

> However, we may want to evaluate arch and/or subversion before deciding
> the tool we'll use for that particular project. Even better, we may want
> to make it work with the three systems.

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