Subject: Re: Speedy CVS Updates
To: dieter <>
From: Greg A. Woods <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 10/11/2004 12:00:21
[ On Saturday, October 9, 2004 at 10:46:11 (+0000), dieter wrote: ]
> Subject: Speedy CVS Updates
> The idea is that it's silly to crawl through the whole tree when in fact 
> only a few files changed and it is known which files and in what way they 
> changed. (It is known because all the information needed is mailed to 
> -changes mailing lists.) First I let procmail pipe these mails through a 
> perl script which creates logfiles. SCU downloads these logfiles to 
> determine what needs to be updated.

Note that CVSup will sort of do the same thing, but in a more general
way.  It won't be nearly so fast as your script could be, but it avoids
the lock-step nature of a remote "cvs update".

Of course it requires support on the server side, particularly for the
case where it's replacing the functionality of a "cvs update".

						Greg A. Woods

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