[mythtv] public cvs access

Bruce Markey mythtv-dev@snowman.net
Thu, 26 Dec 2002 16:14:59 -0800

Cedar McKay wrote:
> 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 contribute.

Doing a normal CVS checkout is faster and easier than getting
the tarballs from the ViewCVS web program.


--  bjm