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Re: [PATCH] LogHistory values listing in cvs.texinfo

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: [PATCH] LogHistory values listing in cvs.texinfo
Date: Fri, 31 Aug 2001 13:51:50 -0400 (EDT)

Roman Neuhauser writes:
> Honestly, is one of the worst (if not the
> one) sites I've seen as far as navigation is concerned.

As it says, it's still under construction.  One can only hope that it
will improve significantly as time goes by.  I presume that the overall
structure is a CollabNet standard, but most of the content is from the
old site and the two organizations don't mesh very well.

> >a) From the main CVS page, pick "CVS Downloads", "actual download
> >pages", then pick one of the platforms.
> Well, I wasn't interested in a binary. I wanted a source tarball.

Picking "All Platforms" takes you straight to the FTP site.  Picking any
of the other platforms would get you there eventually, too, but more

> I don't know the tag names (I suppose the repository is tagged with
> every release), so it's kinda hard to checkout a particular version.

The best strategy is probably just to checkout the current head, then
you can use status -v on a likely file (e.g., README) to find out what
tags are available and the update to the release you want.

> >Patches are plain text -- please fix your mailer so that it doesn't
> >base64 encode them needlessly.
> I'm afraid I won't be able to do anything about this issue. What should 
> I do with the patch then? I can put it on the web if you're interested.
> If so, I'll check out a WC of CVS, and patch the current cvs.texinfo.

If you really can't fix your mailer's configuration (must be a Microsoft
product, eh?), then I'd suggest cutting and pasting the patch into your
message.  In this particular case, however, I think the patch is moot
since the problem has already been addressed by adding a cross-

-Larry Jones

Sheesh.  Who can fathom the feminine mind? -- Calvin

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