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zabzonk

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Berlios Switch Off - Any News?
« on: November 01, 2011, 04:52:28 pm »
Is there any more news/progress on transferring from Berlios to somewhere else?

If nothing has been absolutely decided yet, can I make a plea that whatever you move to it should support a DVCS of some kind. I've just started doing some minor hacking on the CB source, and a DVCS (don't care which one) would make things so much easier for me!

« Last Edit: November 01, 2011, 04:56:18 pm by Neil Butterworth »

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Re: Berlios Swich Off - Any News?
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2011, 04:57:18 pm »
Uf, this is the third or forth topic about it. Please reuse the old ones.

Don't worry about the changes you've made.
Patches always work:) and svn diff works without a server connection (I think).
To be on the safe side you can use git-svn, so your changes are in local git tree.
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Re: Berlios Switch Off - Any News?
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2011, 05:05:27 pm »
The problem with SVN is that I can't commit to the Berlios repository, so I can't really get any of the benefits of a VCS except that I can diff my changes against the repository. With a DVCS I could experiment, branch and provide patches all without having to have commit permission on the Berlios repository (which frankly I don't want). Have you used a DVCS? I'm not a great evangelist or fanboi, but I have to say that a DVCS has got to be the way to go for CB.

And yes, I could use git-svn, but this has always seemed like sticking plaster to me.

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Re: Berlios Switch Off - Any News?
« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2011, 05:14:01 pm »
I've used only git-svn. And it gives you all the benefits of DVCS.
It failed in the end but it was OK during development.
The failure was caused by the $rev/$author/$date tags we have in C::B sources.
But it wasn't big deal...

Btw the best thing about a VCS is not the commit, but the blame command, it is priceless in big foreign projects.
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Re: Berlios Switch Off - Any News?
« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2011, 06:04:57 pm »
> It failed in the end

Precisely. What I absolutely must have in VCS is 100% reliability. Otherwise, why bother?

> Btw the best thing about a VCS is not the commit, but the blame command, it is priceless in big foreign projects.

Well, I have to disagree here. For me the best thing about a good  VCS is that I know  I can experiment to my heart's content without breaking anything. But "blame" is nice too.
« Last Edit: November 01, 2011, 06:07:19 pm by Neil Butterworth »

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Re: Berlios Switch Off - Any News?
« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2011, 07:00:53 pm »
I can't help you. Sorry...
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