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RE: CVS corrupts binary files ...

From: Greg A. Woods
Subject: RE: CVS corrupts binary files ...
Date: Mon, 5 Jul 2004 17:12:59 -0400 (EDT)

[ On Friday, July 2, 2004 at 12:49:58 (-0700), Paul Sander wrote: ]
> Subject: RE: CVS corrupts binary files ...
> >--- Forwarded mail from address@hidden
> >[ On Wednesday, June 30, 2004 at 22:59:27 (-0700), Paul Sander wrote: ]
> >> Subject: RE: CVS corrupts binary files ...
> >>
> >> >(A) they're not "sources" -- they're intermediate product files.
> >> 
> >> They're not "intermediate product files" unless they can be reproduced
> >> from some other source using an established process.
> >Yes, they are intermediate product files.  Just because their ultimate
> >source code is managed by someone else doesn't change the fact that they
> >are not sources for the local project -- indeed it only confirms it.
> In other words, you're trying to integrate your vendor's CM process into
> some global, all-encompassing process that also happens to include yours?

Oh, come on now Paul!  How much detail do I have to give you?  I thought
you had enough experience with SCM by now that you'd understand how to
manage third party components with the appropriate tools!

You're sounding more like a politician every time!  Jumping off in yet
another wrong direction, perhaps just for the sake of debate, every time
I try to put you on the right track again.

NO, I am not even suggesting that the vendor's CM process be accounted
for in any way.

I'm saying quite simply that intermediate product files are what they
are regardless of who produces them.

If you don't know how to track the components of your software using
your own processes, i.e. over and above and outside of CVS, then I've
got to wonder if you have any SCM outside of CVS.  Remember CVS is not a
complete configuration management system.  I know you know that but I
seem to have to keep pointing it out to you almost continuously.

> Well, in my world, there are boxes around my process and my vendors.

You've got to learn to think outside your box!

(and especially to think outside of the box CVS works within)

                                                Greg A. Woods

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