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

Hans-Christoph Steiner hans at eds.org
Sun Aug 13 23:02:52 CEST 2006

If you check the archives, you can find the thread were there was  
something of an agreement that when you look at all things,  
SourceForge was the best bet.  That is not to say it doesn't have its  


On Aug 12, 2006, at 12:35 PM, carmen wrote:

> On Sat Aug 12, 2006 at 11:08:16AM -0400, Hans-Christoph Steiner wrote:
>> SourceForge also has Subversion we can use.  I think we all agreed  
>> in the past that the SourceForge repository would be the best one  
>> for now.
> why is the Sourceforge repository best? they have by far the worst  
> uptime record among the leading centralized project hosts like  
> Google Code, Berlios, Savannah, Launchpad. plus their website is  
> horrible.
>> As for the transition, its going to be a lot of work.
> why is it going to be a lot of work? i recently converted all my  
> projects to git - just a matter typing 'git-svnimport /var/svn'.  
> theres also a git-cvsimport, which i haven't tried, but is  
> presumably just as simple since SVN is just CVS with a few  
> annoyance fixes. every last commit was retained, down to the tags  
> and log messages, all with no effort on my part. free software can  
> be great..
>> I think the only thing preventing it from happening is someone  
>> taking the lead on that
>> project.  Its yours if you want it.
> telling someone who doesnt even have commit access (i think, never  
> seen the name in the commit emails) to 'take the lead' on the  
> transition is silly. assuming there is a svn-cvsimport script (and  
> assuming you want to switch to SVN, imo the time to do that was  
> around 3 years ago - now there are better tools like git and  
> mercurial), it boils down to do you find CVS annoying enough to  
> want to switch? Tim has shifted from work on devel to a rewrite  
> occuring in his SVN repository, so the main people to ask would be  
> Mathieu and Chun working on DesireData, and HCS working on builds  
> and documentation. we already know Miller doesn't like CVS..
> c,c
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