[mythtv] public cvs access

Cedar McKay mythtv-dev@snowman.net
Thu, 26 Dec 2002 15:38:58 -0800

I noticed that you can no longer download a tarball of the cvs as an 
anonymous user. I'm assuming this is on purpose. I understand Isaac and 
other experts not liking the stream of questions from people who try to 
use the cvs because it is the "latest and greatest" rather than for 
testing/debugging/developing. However, I think there are a lot of users 
like me who have been quietly following the cvs, don't bug the list, 
and occasionally offer useful info back to the developers. I like to 
think that I'm contributing to the project in my own small way by 
maintaining the Red Hat section of the documentation. I feel a little 
cut out of the loop by this latest move. I would like to propose that 
the anonymous cvs downloads be restored, but perhaps you would have to 
click through a page that warns you something like " The cvs is for 
expert users only and that it is expected that things may be broken, 
please don't email the developer list unless you feel confident that 
you have a real bug that the developers need to know about". Then we 
would click an "agree" button and then be allowed access to the 
downloadable cvs. I think that would keep the bulk of the pestering 
questions at bay, while still allowing interested people to follow and