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Re: RCVS patches
Noel L Yap
Re: RCVS patches
Thu, 30 Nov 2000 10:11:14 -0500
address@hidden on 2000.11.30 05:51:07
>Looking for a reserved edit feature in
>CVS, I found the RCVS project and the
>patches to CVS which seems to do exaclty
>what I want.
>As you seem to be the person who make
>these patches available, I'm sending
>you an email, hoping not to bother you
>too much :)
Not a problem. I'm very proud of these patches (although I have to admit much
of the work was consolidating the many implimentations that were already out
there) and I promote them as much as possible.
>I have a few questions about RCVS :
>- Does the CVS people plans on merging your
> patches in some way ? ( you mention on
> the info-cvs list an "EditCheck" in
> cvs config file, which is in my opinion
> a nice solution).
You'll have to ask the CVS people about this. I think RCVS came to be due to
the stagnation of CVS development -- RCVS was spawned off of cvs-1.10.8.
cvs-1.11 was a release mostly to up the minor revision number. Now that
cvs-1.11 is out, hopefully, they'll start working on getting the edit-related
patches in. IIRC, EditCheck was a convenience configuration option so that each
developer didn't have to put "edit -c" in their .cvsrc files. IMHO, "cvs edit
-f" should still override the EditCheck setting.
>- Is their a big patch somewhere that
> merge all the patches available from
> sourceforge ?
I have no idea. If you're starting with cvs-1.10.8 code, you should be able to
use patch (man patch for more info) to apply the numerous patches (you could
probably create a script to loop through each of the patches to ease the pain).
I can't see an easy way to install the patches if you're not working with
cvs-1.10.8 code. You can start with cvs-1.10.8 code, apply the patches, then
merge that with the latest CVS release (by using CVS itself or diff3). Sorry I
can't help more than this.
>Thanks a lot,
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