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Re: CVS Proxy

From: Aaron Bono
Subject: Re: CVS Proxy
Date: Tue, 5 Sep 2006 08:53:46 -0500

On 9/5/06, Jim Hyslop <address@hidden> wrote:
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Arthur Barrett wrote:
> Aaron,
>>In essence, I want CVS to allow the client
>>to connect to what they think is the trunk
>>but instead get the specified branch.
> Why?
> At a more practical level, if you did this and the user started to
> create reports on the repository for changes to "all branches" they'd
> get awfully confused when they saw all their changes appearing on
> another branch not the trunk.

Aaron, consider also the headaches and major confusion that will arise
when these users start talking to other users about "the trunk" - which
trunk do they mean, the real trunk, or the trunk they see? Sounds like a
recipe for disaster to me.

There is no chance they will talk about the trunk - the users I give such access to will have no concept of the trunk.  The access I am looking for is something where the user connecting will only want to view the current code in production which is stored on a very specific branch.  They will not want history, they will not want to commit changes, they will not want to know what CVS even is.

I want to allow users to connect to the branch without having to specify the branch - that is just one more thing for the client to forget or mis-type which creates support issues for me.

   Aaron Bono
   Aranya Software Technologies, Inc.
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