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[Gnu-arch-users] [OT] OpenCM

From: Zack Brown
Subject: [Gnu-arch-users] [OT] OpenCM
Date: Sun, 7 Sep 2003 07:32:00 -0700
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On Sun, Sep 07, 2003 at 01:00:46PM +0100, Bruce Stephens wrote:
> OpenCM has an initially irritating feature

Has OpenCM resolved their licensing problems? Last I heard there was
some deep dark evil that no one wanted to actually state openly, that
meant that OpenCM was not GPL-compatible. Is that still the case?

Be well,

> that when you check out a
> project, you need to specify a "-C <dir>" option, otherwise it checks
> out into the current directory.  But actually it's a useful feature,
> because the .opencm stuff (the equivalent of {arch}) goes in the
> parent directory, so it's out of the way of the actual data.
> Obviously that's harder with nested archives.  Perhaps impossible,
> although I can imagine solutions that might work (I just haven't
> thought them through).  It's a nice feature, especially while the
> files in {arch} look like source files to things like grep.
> A related idea is to move the .arch-ids directories.  I think they're
> in the wrong place: if I'm using the explicit tagging method, then I'm
> willing to tell arch about file and directory movements and things.
> It can store that information wherever it wants, so I think it should
> have the courtesy to keep it out of my source tree---I'm just not
> interested in it.
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