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Re: checkout ontop of otherwise installed source

From: Brian Hughes
Subject: Re: checkout ontop of otherwise installed source
Date: Fri, 09 Mar 2001 16:05:33 -0500

If you're going to allow anonymous CVS access, the best way to do this
is to have the tarball be an anonymously checked-out working directory
complete with metadata in CVS subdirectories.  If you're not going to
allow anonymous access, then it's probably best to make interested
people do a full checkout in a new directory rather than trying to
overlay an existing directory of unknown provenance.

-Larry Jones

Thanks for your answer.

Well, you have hit the issue on the head there -- to butcher a metaphor. The problem is that reasonably speaking, I can't expect people to know up front whether they will want to contribute to the project. And because it is web stuff, it is not as if I am distributing a binary vs. source. It is all scripts (PHP).

So... another question is, if I start someone off with anonymous CVS, and then they decide Yeah Boy I Wanna Contribute, is it messy & clumsy to change them to a new username with commit privileges? They would be using the repository via pserver.


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