[Cabal] beta6 ready to go
elb at psg.com
Fri Jan 19 11:01:09 EST 2007
Mark Doliner spake unto us the following wisdom:
> Are we not going to run a read-only Subversion server and sync it with
> Monotone? If not, this complaint becomes, "Forcing potential developers to
> learn a new version control system," which increases the barrier to entry.
> The other option is to have people create patches from the most recent
> release, and while that may work fine in most cases, it is not as good as
> having people make patches from trunk.
Well, since no one has *discussed* any of this, I kind of thought we'd
dropped that idea. Note that it can also be looked at as "allowing
potential developers to not deal with the complete pile of crap that
is svn" -- most of the more promising potential developers will
This is trivial to do and won't require any real maintenance. Tailor
takes care of basically all of the work for us. I'm not envisioning
the svn access being a complete, maintained history, but rather a
continual snapshot of head -- if it has history, more's the better,
but that's not the point. It's a convenient place to take patches,
not a place to do ongoing development.
The laws that forbid the carrying of arms are laws [that have no remedy
for evils]. They disarm only those who are neither inclined nor
determined to commit crimes.
-- Cesare Beccaria, "On Crimes and Punishments", 1764
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