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Re: Accessible "building from source" instructions

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: Accessible "building from source" instructions
Date: Sun, 26 May 2019 13:08:26 -0700
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CVS has an Info manual, quite a good one.

Yes, and since I had forgotten most of CVS, I went to that manual yesterday when I updated the GNU Emacs web pages. The manual wasn't useful for me. I guess it's designed for someone who either (a) doesn't know version control and needs a tutorial on the topic, or (b) already knows CVS reasonably well but needs to know more. I fall into neither category, and I daresay most developers nowadays are in the same camp as me.

Yesterday I solved my problem in the usual way: I used a search engine and found a cheat sheet somewhere. From my point of view the CVS manual is an interesting historical artifact, but not helpful now. And I write this as a former contributor to and partisan of CVS.

It's a bit of an embarrassment to the GNU project that savannah.gnu.org still requires the use of CVS. It's long been past time to move on.

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