[asterisk-dev] Unstable releases lately

Paul Hewlett paul at gccs.co.za
Wed Jan 16 04:14:00 CST 2008

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Tzafrir Cohen wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 16, 2008 at 09:55:01AM +0200, Paul Hewlett wrote:
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>> Tzafrir Cohen wrote:
>>> On Tue, Jan 15, 2008 at 10:27:51AM -0600, John Lange wrote:
>>>> On Tue, 2008-01-15 at 09:45 -0600, Kevin P. Fleming wrote:
>>> Subversion has indeed some intersting capabilities for branching and
>>> such. But for the purpose of "building from source" all you really need
>>> to know is:
>>>   svn checkout
>>>   svn update
>>> You messed something? You delete it, and update again. You messed
>>> something big? delete and checkout all over again. Or move aside and
>>> checkout all over again. No need to keep 10 different snapshot tarballs
>>> around.
>> Has anyone considered using Bazaar from Canonical ?
> Or git? Or mercurial? Or darcs?
>> It is like subversion but distributed i.e. you can do commits etc
>> without needing the central server. Of course you can still have a
>> central server....
> Generally distributed version control systems are even more complicated
> than centralized control systems such as Subversion.
> They have very cool features for *developers*. The ones that are not
> afraid of using Subversion in the first place. But as for easy of use
> for the simple "grab the latest copy" usage pattern - they only make
> life more complicated, in the worse case. For instance, there is no
> simple and short revision number (because there's no One Repository tht
> sets revision numbers at commit time for everybody).

True - but recently the asterisk SVN server was down and with Bazaar
that would not necessarily be a problem - you could setup 2 central
Bazaar servers - lose one and you still have the other.
Or checkout the SVN tree into a bazaar repository on your PC and use it
to merge with other developers independently of the central server.

I would think that anyone who uses a VCS such as subversion etc. would
be a developer - users just use tarballs or rpms or whatever ?


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