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Re: Accessible "building from source" instructions

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: Accessible "building from source" instructions
Date: Mon, 27 May 2019 09:59:31 -0700
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Eli Zaretskii wrote:
Yesterday I solved my problem in the usual way: I used a search engine and found
a cheat sheet somewhere.
The CVS manual includes such a cheat sheet.

No doubt it does, but I didn't find it with a quick look and it was easier for me to use a search engine.

Of course, there's also the Emacs VC, which still supports CVS.  You
can even do "C-x v v" without knowing what exactly does it do.

Yes, but this requires setting up the local CVS repository in the first place which C-x v v doesn't do. Plus, I don't use C-x v v even for Git, so I'd need to relearn C-x v v's quirks. Plus, Fedora no longer ships CVS by default, so I had to install CVS first. And most likely there was another minor roadblock that I've forgotten.

We each have our own way of using Git, and it's inevitable that one must do things differently with CVS. Of course CVS works eventually, but we'd be better off using the same version-control system with web pages as we do for code, and it's a bit discouraging that Savannah's web pages are still stuck on CVS.

How much would it cost to convert Savannah's web pages to Git? Is it time for a pity fundraiser?

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