[PD-dev] easy way to download the whole shebang

Mathieu Bouchard matju at artengine.ca
Sun Aug 13 02:36:54 CEST 2006

On Sat, 12 Aug 2006, carmen wrote:

> why is the Sourceforge repository best?

Because it's the most known name. It's a matter of marketing. Just ask 
your PHB. (But seriously: since when do these alternatives to SF exist? 
When did Pd's CVS start? How much work is it to make a switch?)

> but is presumably just as simple since SVN is just CVS with a few 
> annoyance fixes.

SVN doesn't have branches in the CVS sense of the word: they have to be 
replaced by more directories. I don't call this an annoyance fix. (and SVN 
people call it a feature)

> so the main people to ask would be Mathieu and Chun working on 
> DesireData, and HCS working on builds and documentation.

Don't underestimate the high number of externals. After all there are 55 
registered Pd developers in SF.net. However, it might be true that 
DesireData might be the project that uses the most CVS because a large 
part of the communication between team members is done through CVS (most 
of rest is done through IRC).

> we already know Miller doesn't like CVS..

It's not that he doesn't like CVS, I mean, he wouldn't like SVN nor any 
other. What Miller wants is to work alone and then make releases as zip 

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