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RE: Per-modules readers/writers ?

From: Paul Sander
Subject: RE: Per-modules readers/writers ?
Date: Tue, 29 Oct 2002 10:58:16 -0800

The consensus of the maintainers has historically been to never add features
that they don't personally need, unless somneone supplies code, documentation,
and a regression suite.  And then it gets integrated at their discretion.

There are already at least two major splinter groups using features that
have been rejected for whatever reasons:  Those using advisory locks as
supplied by Noel Yap, and those using mcvs.

>--- Forwarded mail from address@hidden

>Well, is it the consensus of the maintainers that they will *never*
>accept any access control feature patches for CVS? Or is it that if
>someone is willing to back-port and contribute this from the CVSNT side,
>they will accept it?

>I.e. is the opposition to ACLs a matter of priorities, or philosophy?
>If it is philosophy, is it the position of the maintainers that ACLs are
>so evil that they will actively oppose any attempt by anyone to insert
>such a feature into CVS, in order to protect innocent users from this

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