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Re: [Chicken-hackers] Distributed egg repo proposal

From: Christian Kellermann
Subject: Re: [Chicken-hackers] Distributed egg repo proposal
Date: Tue, 15 Mar 2011 12:42:38 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.20 (2009-06-14)

* John Cowan <address@hidden> [110315 00:45]:
> 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.

I was indeed talking about the whole repository. And no this does
not have to mean every obscure DVCS that's alive on this planet.
To lower the barrier, we could agree on a set of supported systems.

I am actually against release tarballs, as they throw away the

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