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Re: [Chicken-hackers] Distributed egg repo proposal

From: Felix
Subject: Re: [Chicken-hackers] Distributed egg repo proposal
Date: Tue, 15 Mar 2011 06:14:44 +0100 (CET)

From: John Cowan <address@hidden>
Subject: Re: [Chicken-hackers] Distributed egg repo proposal
Date: Mon, 14 Mar 2011 19:45:20 -0400

> Christian Kellermann scripsit:
>>  - Automatically *mirror* the contributed archives on,
>>  maybe after the code has passed N salmonella rounds of master and
>>  experimental branches.
> What is an archive in this context?  Is this a .tar.gz of a whole
> remote repository in some random format (git, hg, bzr, remote svn)?
> This is the issue that bothers me.  Using one DVCS would be great.
> Using *every* DVCS at the whim of the egg maintainer is an invitation
> to chaos.  And the "magic script" will in the nature of things only
> support a subset of all the CVSes out there.

Actually, *every* version of *every* DVCS. Keeping a central store of
all contributed repos is essential to have a consistent set of
eggs. But it should perhaps only store the raw egg, not the repo (a
tarball, say).


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