*** HEADS UP *** FreeBSD.org commit mail list changes
uspoerlein at gmail.com
Thu Oct 9 18:41:38 UTC 2008
On Tue, 07.10.2008 at 15:47:08 -0700, Peter Wemm wrote:
> To complete the transition process, I'm turning off cvs-style commit
> messages for the "src" tree entirely. The only commit messages will
> be svn-style. The cvs-src list will no longer get commit messages
> (and will go away), and cvs-all will no longer get "src" commit
> messages. (cvs-all will still get ports, projects, doc etc commits).
> In a brave attempt to try and make this transparent to end users, I
> put on my peril sensitive sunglasses and copied the cvs-all and
> cvs-src list members over to svn-src-all.
thanks for doing all the work. Since I'm sure the FreeBSD project will
stick to Subversion for now (nobody said anything bad about it in public
anyways), when can we expect to get r/o subversion access for the
I ask this, because by turning off CVS style commit messages, you are
cutting as off from testing -CURRENT changes on -STABLE branches early
For example, there was a commit recently, which should fix Flash9 on
FreeBSD. Thanks to the CVS style message I got the information that I
need file A rev 1.42 and file B rev 1.23. So I did the
cvs di -r 1.41 -r 1.42 | patch
dance and am about to test Flash9 on FreeBSD. This would not be easily
possible with the SVN mails, as I would have to extract the patch from
the mail body and cannot easily 'cvs diff' between the branches, as the
revision are not apparent.
I'm not asking you to turn CVS mails back on, just give us the
subversion mirrors we crave for! :)
It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool,
than to speak, and remove all doubt.
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