Subject: Re: tangent: bounce buffers.
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: der Mouse <mouse@Holo.Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
Date: 09/19/1996 07:06:22
> I think Scott has access to NetBSD CVS access. Hence, when he uses
> cvs update
> to update his source tree at home, cvs does not delete and mangle
> local patches he has applied to his source tree -- in fact it tries
> to be really nice about merging diffs.
> However, Jukka only has "sup" access to NetBSD source. So whenever
> he runs
> sup supfile
> to fetch new sources, sup may mangle and delete the *critical* bounce
> buffer patches he has in his source tree.
> This is one of the primary reasons why OpenBSD distributes sources
> using the "anoncvs" service instead of sup. The ability to easily
> retain local diffs is oh-so-tasty.
Gee, that's funny, I have no trouble "easily retain[ing] local diffs".
And I update my source tree with sup.
Perhaps it's just that I never, ever, write to the supped source tree
with anything but sup - I make a copy of it before applying patches or
attempting builds. Never considered doing otherwise.
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