Subject: Re: CVSup collections for a NetBSD CVS tree <>
To: Jonathan Stone <jonathan@DSG.Stanford.EDU>
From: Justin T. Gibbs <>
List: current-users
Date: 04/26/1999 15:51:42
>>Not every NetBSD user will be pulling bits from the central repository.
>>The load would be too high.  They will have to use mirrors.  
>That's a good argument for using mirrors, but it's not a good argument
>for using a not-well-documented protocol whose only implementation is
>in a langauge that doesn't run on most NetBSD platforms, including
>some mirrors.
>``All the world's an i386?''

Did I say this is the only solution you should implement?  No.

Did I say that it would work for everyone?  No.

What I said was that it is the most efficient solution available. If you
want to design a solution to this problem that ignores what FreeBSD has
learned by doing it first or insist that all of your users get their
source using a single method restricted by the common denominator, so
be it.