#33 Current source available via anonymous CVS

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2006-09-27
2006-09-27
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It would be nice if a current verison of source code
was available for checkout on CVS, for anonymous user.
While it is nice to have a packaged release source
ready to get, an up-to-date insight in the code might
draw more developers to review works status or
contribute their changes. Clear as it is, that an
anonymous write access could be dangerous, I can't see
any way in which a read-only capability would be harmful.
It is far more convenient to checkout/browse CVS than
to unpack every release and search for the changes...

Discussion

  • Anonymous - 2007-02-01

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    Agreed; this is especially useful for me, since I've been active recently on the project and I may at some point lose access to the server that hosts the repository. I still have access to the necessary machine... but who knows when that will be discontinued?

     
  • Anonymous - 2007-02-01

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    Agreed; this is especially useful for me, since I've been active recently on the project and I may at some point lose access to the server that hosts the repository. I still have access to the necessary machine... but who knows when that will be discontinued?

     
  • Anonymous - 2008-01-31

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    This is not doable for a number of reasons. The code is stored on the university servers and will remain there for the foreseeable future.

    If you'd like to maintain your changes against the current version, your best bet is to create patches. I've been on the Green dev team before and I've been unable to migrate them to sf.net for their CVS needs.

    I truly believe that hosting their code on sf.net is the way to go. This would make patching much easier. I agree with all your points. However, my view is not shared among the people in charge.

     
  • François Rey

    François Rey - 2009-08-18

    Just want to add my encouragement to having the source code repository on sourceforge.
    I wonder what good reasons you have in keeping the repository away from the community.
    Without a shared cvs you do not encourage participation and contribution, you miss out a lot on creating any community, and you may even encourage forking (one might get tired of making changes in isolation).
    With a user list on listserv that does not even make its archive public, it feels like making it open source was a forced decision.

    In any case, I do appreciate the work you have done and thank you for that! I started making some minor changes to make it work with galileo. However not having a repository makes it harder to create a patch file.

    Please keep this project alive and help the community help you in doing so!

     
  • François Rey

    François Rey - 2009-08-18

    Oops, after confirming my subscription to the green mailing list I got access to the archives, so ignore my previous comment on that part.
    I still find it a bit cumbersome though, when all could be done on sourceforge...

     

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