[kaffe] Re: request for switching to subversion

Adam Heath doogie at brainfood.com
Fri Jun 3 13:53:53 PDT 2005

On Fri, 3 Jun 2005, Jim Pick wrote:

> >>So now, I'm posting publically.  What do all the existing developers
> >>think about switching?
> I'm all for switching, if it doesn't inconvenience anyone.

There are lots of places that currently access kaffe cvs directly.  Notifying
all of those users is going to be a pain.

> Some people might have a whole bunch of changes in their working tree
> that haven't been checked in yet.

Not just that, but people who are using cvs may not be reading this list.

> > I'm fine with CVS and I'd really hate to install svn on all my strange
> > boxes. CVS is very proven and portable. Maybe it is possible to get CVS
> > in "read only" export? I don't even have commit access.
> That might be possible, I see a howto here:
> http://sam.zoy.org/writings/programming/svn2cvs.html

It's certainly possible to setup a readonly cvs copy of a read/write svn
repository.  But unless we switch off cvs at some point, users who only do
readonly checkouts will never be inclined to switch.

> I've been using svn for my own personal repository of stuff for about 2
> years, and I've been quite happy with it.
> It would take some time to prototype this, but I'm willing to do the
> work.  I think I'd like to set up a single-purpose Xen session on my new
> server to host it.

We have a xen setup already to go.  3 xen servers, large file server, gigabit
nfsroot.  kaffe.brainfood.com is a 512m(ram), 40g setup running 2 tinderboxes

> In particular, it would be nice to get rid of the cvs2ps-based email
> script I made, since that's pretty buggy and incomplete.  :-)

/me whispers NIH.  Always use someone else's work or script.  There are plenty
of cvs/svn -> email notification scripts to choose from.  We haven't used one
for svn, so does anyone have any suggestions?

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