Public Access to Perforce?
Bruce A. Mah
bmah at freebsd.org
Wed Aug 18 08:49:30 PDT 2004
On Wed, 2004-08-18 at 08:31, Robert Watson wrote:
> On Wed, 18 Aug 2004, Richard Coleman wrote:
> > Very well said. And very useful since reading this helps me to
> > understand better what is going on behind the scenes.
> > At some point in the future, it would be nice if this type of local
> > experimentation and the mainline were brought under the same
> > infrastructure (subversion/whatever). But I don't think there is any
> > hurry since the current setup doesn't appear to be an obstacle.
> Yeah, the trick is finding the right tool. The FreeBSD CVS repository is
> imported in full (pretty much), and updated in the Perforce repository
> every couple of minutes.
Just to clarify a point that might be confusing to folks: What's really
imported into Perforce every few minutes is a snapshot of HEAD (for src/
and doc/ anyways, don't remember for ports/), not the entire repository
with all of the history, branches, etc.
As you pointed out later on, converting the entire repository is a
pretty big task, although I've heard several times about developers in
the Subversion community using the FreeBSD CVS repository as test data.
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