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Re: Is there really any interest in a patch to allow cvs 1.11.6 to run o

From: Mark D. Baushke
Subject: Re: Is there really any interest in a patch to allow cvs 1.11.6 to run on HP/COMPAQ/TANDEM/NSK or am I just wasting my time.....
Date: Fri, 26 Sep 2003 13:36:00 -0700

Kelly F. Hickel <address@hidden> writes:

> I've submitted patches for earlier (1.10.7) versions of cvs to
> allow it to build and work (at least in client mode) on HP (or Compaq or
> Tandem take your pick) NSK in the OSS environment (none of which may mean
> anything to you, but it's a big, ugly transaction processing system) in
> the past, but none of them seem to have found their way to acceptance. 
> I'm considering porting the latest stable (1.11.6, right?) source to this
> platform, but unless there's some hope of getting the changes in, I'll
> probably give it a miss, at least for awhile.
> So, what's the story?  Any interest in a port for a weird
> system that most people won't use, or not?  The bulk of the changes have
> to do with detecting the OS and dealing with the charming "feature" that
> read/write don't (seem) to work with buffers > 52k bytes...........

Ouch. That sounds nasty.

To be honest, if the patches are at all invasive, you will have a higher
likely hood of getting such patches into the 1.12.x "feature" main
trunk than into the stable 1.11.x branch.

That said, I'll let Larry and Derek comment on how and into which
branches support for new platforms gets added. One problem being
that it may be very easy to break such a platform if none of us
has any way to test it.

        -- Mark

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