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Re: pspp development

From: Ben Pfaff
Subject: Re: pspp development
Date: Sun, 29 Jan 2006 08:25:50 -0800
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John Darrington <address@hidden> writes:

> On Sat, Jan 28, 2006 at 10:35:35PM -0800, Ben Pfaff wrote:
>      I'll summarize your summary, which I agree with.  The order and
>      the certainty of each of the steps to undertake is this:
>          1. Switch to GNU Arch, maybe.
>          2. Reorganize the directory structure, probably.
>          3. Integrate psppire, for sure.
>      The only one I'm really concerned about is #1.  I haven't used
>      Arch much but I wasn't terribly impressed at the time.  Have
>      either of you used it more than that, and how do you feel about
>      it?
> I've never used it.  The manual made me terribly confused, so it'd be
> a bit of a learning curve for me.  A lot of people have said good
> things about it, but I think they're comparing to CVS which is hardly
> an ideal reference standard.
> My gut feeling is that unless we're sure we want to do down that path,
> then we should wait awhile.  Loosing continuity in the file history is
> a nuisance, but not the end of the world.

OK.  Unless Jason strongly disagrees, then it's time to start
talking about #2.

Here's a pointer to my proposal about this in 2004, and the
followups I found interesting:

Any new comments about that proposed structure?
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