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Re: RFD: Using Arch as revision control system for the website

* Steve Langasek <vorlon@debian.org> [2005:04:02 05:21 -0800]: 
> On Sat, Apr 02, 2005 at 01:16:45PM +0200, Jutta Wrage wrote:
> > - Arch is not available for Debian Woody (still the stable release)
> > - Most of the debian projects use CVS while some are moving to svn.

I don't think you're involved in enough Debian projects to accurately state

> - I don't know if any developers are still using cvs just because it's
>   included in woody, but all developers are *required* to have systems (or
>   chroots) running unstable for purposes of package building, and this also
>   extends to non-DD package maintainers, who are expected to test their
>   packages before submitting them to sponsors

Indeed, and this was one of the things Thierry and I took into account. Out
of everyone in DW, I think Jutta is the only one using woody. (Or at least,
the only one I know of and since no one else has complained, I can only
assume it's not an issue for most people; I figure having it in testing and
unstable covers enough bases.)

> Hmm, it rather sounds to me like you're the one attached to a particular
> version control system, not those who are choosing arch.  I know that Erinn
> has been evaluating several version control systems on IRC over the past
> couple of weeks and, with a fresh perspective that I've long since lost,
> found them lacking.  Since she has no prior experience administering a
> repository, I don't think you can fairly say that her choice was biased; and
> since she *is* the person who's stepping forward to administer the repo
> (which is the hard part of any repository -- committing changes has a
> minimal learning curve in all of them), I think her choice should be given
> weight.

Well, FWIW, the decision was actually between Thierry and I; he has done
most of the work setting things up. He said he was considering using Arch,
I said that was fine, and away we went. 

But no, I am not beholden to any particular version control system. I hate
almost all of them, but I figure Arch is the most sophisticated and if we
are going to use something for a long time, we might as well make sure it's

off the chain like a rebellious guanine nucleotide

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