[mythtv] public cvs access

Isaac Richards mythtv-dev@snowman.net
Thu, 26 Dec 2002 22:31:53 -0500

On Thursday 26 December 2002 07:14 pm, Bruce Markey wrote:
> 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.
> http://www.mythtv.org/docs/mythtv-HOWTO-1.html

That's exactly is why I finally got around to disabling the tarball 
downloads..  Doing a normal anon cvs checkout uses a _lot_ less bandwidth for 
me =)