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Re: Revision control

From: Michael Banck
Subject: Re: Revision control
Date: Wed, 28 May 2008 23:37:52 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.17+20080114 (2008-01-14)

On Wed, May 28, 2008 at 10:34:41PM +0200, Arne Babenhauserheide wrote:
> I like the idea.
> It would lower the barrier to begin coding on the hurd (I think), and it 
> would 
> be a good opportunity to clean up the cvs chaos a bit (so newcomers don't get 
> completely lost in the different repositories). 
> Also it has the advantage to remove the central point of failure, which feels 
> very Hurd-like to me: Everyone has a full copy of the repository, and only 
> the reference repository is under central control. 

Well, CVS is certainly doomed, but I don't think the above two points
are strong arguments.  Probably gnumach-1-branch should be moved back to
HEAD, yes, but otherwise, the CVS looks pretty decent to me (note that
glibc still manages to use CVS, which is a far bigger project commit and

Also, a central repo is not much of a SPOF, if Savannah goes down with
all its backups, we got bigger problems than worrying about the Hurd I


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