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Re: CVS diff and unknown files.

From: Todd Denniston
Subject: Re: CVS diff and unknown files.
Date: Mon, 24 Jan 2005 16:01:33 -0500

Sergei Organov wrote:
> Paul Sander <address@hidden> writes:
> > On Jan 24, 2005, at 6:20 AM, address@hidden wrote:
> > It's unclear if that particular change will be made, or if made
> > whether or not it will stay. The requirement to supply add-time
> > triggers has been identified (by a number of users), which requires a
> > contact with the server. This has undergone some heated debate.
> Well, the problem described is in fact not in contacting with server,
> but in requiring write access to the repository.
> Is there any sound reason why 'cvs add' and 'cvs remove' commands
> require *write* access to the repo?
I believe what Paul means, is that no one has yet owned up to writing or
submitted the patches to implement the changes.

Please see the linked thread to answer your question.
Greg & I believe there is no need in the normal case for add to contact the
repo, especially to write, unfortunately it is currently implemented to
Paul had a case for desiring in certain cases to contact the server on add.
Both cases _are valid_, my desire would be for add to contact the server
only when an extra flag is passed.

the trick I showed you is the "fake" I was speaking of in:

Please understand the linked thread before posting much on this, as the heat
got kind of high the last time we discussed it.

Todd Denniston
Crane Division, Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC Crane) 
Harnessing the Power of Technology for the Warfighter

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