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Re: git copies of cvs modules available

On Tue, Jan 12, 2010 at 05:38:13PM +0900, Curt Sampson wrote:
 > > > It is not surprising that like cvs git
 > > > requires a service of its own to work properly,
 > > 
 > > UNlike cvs, unless you want to name ssh 'a service of its own'.
 > Perhaps he should have appended, "when not being used over ssh" to that
 > statement. Both cvs and git work just fine without anything special
 > installed if the user has shell access via ssh to the host that contains
 > the repository. Both also need a special service and protocol for users
 > that do not have shell access to that host.

Perhaps this would be the point to note that Mercurial's preferred
remote update service requires only http and a cgi script...

btw, does this whole thread have to be cc'd to current-users?

 > Actually, that can be fixed in the conversion tool relatively easily.
 > The bigger problem is, how do we keep doing keyword expansion if we
 > switch to git?
 > These days, my preference would be to kill it. It makes me nervous that
 > a checkout of a particular revision is not what's in the repository for
 > that particular revision, but instead a modified copy whose particular
 > modifications may change when the VCS software changes.

It is nonetheless desirable to be able to ident binaries.

David A. Holland

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