[PD-dev] Re: PD-cvs Digest, Vol 21, Issue 30

Hans-Christoph Steiner 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  
>> main.
> 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  
> understand.
>> 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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