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RE: Mac OS X 10.3.7 CVS Binaries Anyone?

From: Conrad T. Pino
Subject: RE: Mac OS X 10.3.7 CVS Binaries Anyone?
Date: Sun, 16 Jan 2005 06:21:18 -0800

Hi Alex,

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> Subject: Re: Mac OS X 10.3.7 CVS Binaries Anyone?
> Hello Conrad,
> unfortunately, Apple supplies cvs 1.10 with the development tools. 
> Worse yet, any new installation - even of the latest devtools - will 
> revert your cvs installation to 1.10. Apple is aware of this, but as of 
> my last correspondence sees no reason to change this behavior.

Thank you, I'm glad to know they are aware of the issue and sad to learn
they have no plans to change the situation.

> As to cvs binaries, I think cvs compiles very painlessly on OS X. IMHO, 
> peope who use cvs should be able to use the command line interface of 
> OS X sufficiently to enter ./configure, make and sudo make install.

On the bright side, the compile is exceptionally painless for those who
know how to compile CVS on UNIX.  When I first started using CVS I didn't
know how, was naive in believing it was difficult and therefore sought out
precompiled binaries which were available for Windows.  I'm attempting to
gauge the demand from new to CVS naive Mac OS X developers as I once was.

> My personal opinion is, that a script to perform these steps might be a 
> better approach to help OS X users. That nonwithstanding, thanks for 
> the offer.

I like the script idea but don't see an easy solution to automate the
download.  Unfortunately the CVS project isn't supporting an FTP server,
access to CVS source archive doesn't allow anonymous access and I'm not
aware of a command line HTTP download utility.

Once downloaded and extracted it's a three step process as you've said
but perhaps I've misunderstood your suggestion regarding the script.

If that's so can you expand a bit on what the script should do?

> Alex


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