[mythtv] CVS Newbie (I can spell this time)

Bryce C mythtv-dev@snowman.net
29 Dec 2002 09:50:12 -0700

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Thank you.  I understand the concept of CVS and what goes along with it
and I even had tried that set of commands.  I guess I was really just
asking for the password.  Why isn't it posted on the website?

On Sun, 2002-12-29 at 07:16, Mr. Adam ALLEN wrote:
> On Sun, 2002-12-29 at 04:17, Bryce C wrote:
> > Hi, I'd really like to try out the CVS version of MythTV but I'm not
> > familiar with CVS.  Can someone please give me an example command(s) to
> > checkout the whole tree? (MC, mythweb, mythgallery, etc).
> >=20
> > Bryce C.
> Firstly a quote from Matt
> "0.7 is a release, and there is a fundamental difference between using
> released code and using whatever happens to be in the CVS repository
> today.
> Basically, the code in CVS will undergo constant change, and when it is
> decided that it is time for a release, things are cleaned up and
> packaged so
> that it is ready to run.  This is a very common approach to software
> development, and is not at all specific to this project.
> "bugs" that people report in unreleased software usually fall into these
> categories:
> - Real bugs.  These are usually welcome, especially when the problem is
> not
>   known to the developers, and enough analysis is provided so that the
> bug
>   can be found and fixed
> - Things which are temporarily broken due to the implementation of a new
>   feature, or other restructuring.  There is no point in complaining
> about
>   these unless you are following development closely enough to know what
> is
>   expected to work and what is not.
> - Things which prevent people from using the program "out of the box".
>   There is no point in complaining about these unless you provide a
> patch,
>   since this sort of thing is not worth bothering with until release
> time
> - Features which simply aren't implemented yet.  "It would be nice
> if..."
>   This applies equally to release software.  Open source developers will
>   generally work on what interests them, and asking them to implement
>   your pet feature is counter-productive."
> As for the commands...
> $ mkdir mythtv
> $ cd mythtv
> $ cvs -d :pserver:mythtv@cvs.mythtv.org:/var/lib/cvs login
> Logging in to :pserver:mythtv@cvs.mythtv.org:/var/lib/cvs
> CVS password: mythtv
> $ cvs -z3 -d :pserver:mythtv@cvs.mythtv.org:/var/lib/cvs checkout MC
Bryce C <Plug@BryceCo.Net>
CoBryce Communications

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