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Re: a few Q's


From: Mark D. Baushke
Subject: Re: a few Q's
Date: Wed, 22 Oct 2003 17:36:17 -0700

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Hi Christos,

Christos Zoulas <address@hidden> writes:

> Hello,
> 
> 1. When is the next 1.12.x version scheduled for? I would like to import a
>    1.12.x flavor in the NetBSD tree and 1.12.1 is quite old.

Derek needs to answer this question.

> 2. I am maintaining cvs for the NetBSD project and I have quite a few patches
>    accumulated. Now the patches have gotten quite large, so it is a pain for
>    me to maintain them. Last time I submitted one of them, I was told that
>    CVS was not actively developed, and there were too many bugs in handling
>    symlinks, so the patch was not accepted. Is this still the case?

Patches may be sent to address@hidden
 
> Here's the list of patches:
> 
>       1. make client server cvs work when the remote cvs server path
>          contains a symlink.

This is fixed in the cvs 1.12.1.1 (top-of-tree).

>       2. add -u [unlocked] flag to do a checkout without locking.

I think using -R might do this for you...

>       3. make CVS work as a setuid [not setgid] process when SETXID_SUPPORT
>          is defined.

I'd love to see this patch.

>       4. make CVS work with IPV6

This would also be good.

>       5. make CVS work with krb/gssapi auth

Okay... I am someone biased against auth stuff in the current CVS, but I
understand the need. I probably would not be helping to commit this one.

>       6. add -D dirname flag, to specify an alternate directory name for
>          cvs to store its administration files.

I am not sure I understand this one.

>       7. use asprintf() instead of malloc()/sprintf() pairs.

Yes, I would like to see this one.

> Please let me know if you are interested, and I'll send the patches.

If you want to work with top-of-tree and give us patches, it might even
be possible to get some of these changes into the tree before 1.12.2 is
created.

        -- Mark
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