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RE: Patch: Update .cvsignore in diff & zlib, add "Debug" to both

From: Conrad T. Pino
Subject: RE: Patch: Update .cvsignore in diff & zlib, add "Debug" to both
Date: Sat, 3 Apr 2004 04:36:41 -0800

Hi Derek,

> From: Derek Robert Price [mailto:derek@ximbiot.com]
> > Compiling CVS on Windows 2000 with Visual C++ 6.0 tools
> > using "cvsnt.mak" file creates "Debug" directories in
> > the "diff" and "zlib" directories.  Folloing patch adds
> > "Debug" entry into ".cvsignore" for the respective folders.
> I'd rather you update the projects to use WinRel & WinDebug like
> cvsnt.dsp does.  Then, if _those_ directories are not ignored, you can
> add them to .cvsignore.  I believe I already did this on feature.

I agree with your stated goals.  Yes, feature builds are very clean.
I was using single directory for both branches and didn't clean well
between branch changes.

I assume consistent behavior across feature and stable branches is
more attractive than leaving them disjunct.  If not so, please reply.

> > News Entry:
> > * Add "Debug" entries to .cvsignore files in "diff" & "zlib"
> > directories since
> >   respective "Debug" directories are created during normal Windows
> > compile.
> We don't usually worry about changes in the build files that don't
> require users to update anything.  According to the GNU coding
> standards, NEWS is *important*, user-visible changes, not an exhaustive
> list of all changes, no matter how insignificant:
> <http://www.gnu.org/prep/standards_39.html>

Thank you.

> Derek


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