[PD-dev] Re: PD-cvs Digest, Vol 21, Issue 30
hans at eds.org
Thu Nov 30 03:10:05 CET 2006
On Nov 29, 2006, at 1:26 PM, Mathieu Bouchard wrote:
> On Wed, 29 Nov 2006, Hans-Christoph Steiner wrote:
>> Since Matju has stated that desire is a fork, I think it would be
>> most beneficial to all of us, including the desire people, if it
>> used its own repository.
> Non Sequitur. Do you know what the letters CVS mean? They mean
> CONCURRENT VERSIONING SYSTEM. Where are the concurrent versions in
> there, if the only branch that is there is Hans-approved Miller-
> approved MAIN ?
>> pd-devel is already pretty far afield for being a branch, it seems
>> to have many changes that are never intended to be merged into the
> Most CVS branches ever made are not meant to be merged back in.
> (Which CVS repositories have you used apart from CVS's ?)
> However, what's different from most branches, is that devel_0_39
> and desiredata are full of changes that would never be merged into
> the core anyway, but it's not something that you are willing to
>> gaim-vv is a great example. It was a fork of gaim to implement
>> voice and video, which the intention of folding it back into gaim.
>> Nonetheless, they opened up their own repository.
> So, why did they open up their own repository? There's an
> explanation missing in the reasoning here. Why is the situation of
> gaim-vv particularly similar to the one of DesireData? Were there
> political issues over shared resources like access control lists?
I guess I should have plodded tenderly on this one since it is
sensitive ground. I am just tired of the arguments. I was just
making a suggestion on technical grounds. You are free to fight over
devel with others as far as I am concerned, but seems to be a waste
of everyone's time. Perhaps everyone would be happier if there was
some technical separation. That could happen with a CVS branch or
using other repositories.
Matju, since you quite clearly declared that desire is a fork, and
from what I have seen in the FLOSS world, forks generally have
separate repositories, I thought it might work for you. No harm done
either way in my book.
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