From: Caolan McNamara (Caolan.McNamara at domain ul.ie)
Date: Wed 22 Sep 1999 - 16:53:56 IST
On 22-Sep-99 Justin Mason wrote:
>Caolan McNamara said:
>> Needless to say the linux kernel has survived very very well indeed
>> without c vs, by using patches and regular releases on a very frequent
>> basis. There is no substitute for regular tar files, though I would also
>> make a case for using distributed cvs trees, mirrorrin the cvs updates
>> from the server to slaves, though the sync conditions there would be a
>> veritable nightmare, and impracticl I suspect, though making automated
>> diffs in the cvs tree from the last regular release and putting that on
>> a ftp site as a diff is perfectly acceptable and possible. Again is what
>> wine does.
>> Rise up and demand your snapshot tarfiles.
>I can't agree more! WTF is mozilla/gnome's reason for not simply
>providing a tgz of the cvs tree?? A cron job to do this is painfully
>(Not speaking from experience myself, but I can sympathise. ;)
Now that ive reached room temperature again I see a solution in
wrapping a simple script together for mirror maintainers that cvs
updates a particular tree regularly at time x to an untarred tree,
and then tars that tree and places it on the ftp site. Would any of our
ftp site maintainer members use such a script to mirror such things
as gnome,mozilla, abiword etc ?
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