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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] the state of the union

From: Tom Lord
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] the state of the union
Date: Thu, 19 Aug 2004 14:44:57 -0700 (PDT)

    > From: Andrew Suffield <address@hidden>
    > > Here's something I do often: I find a bug in one of the dozens of
    > > upstream programs I maintain builds of, and I narrow it down to a
    > > particular source file.  My first question is "is there an upstream
    > > fix?"  So I ask the upstream CVS repository for a log (or in some cases
    > > a blame annotation) of the upstream file.  I'm not going to have a
    > > well-populated client-side cache for the given program.  The upstream
    > > repository would probably rather not serve me the project's entire
    > > version history, and I certainly would rather not have my client pore
    > > through that entire history.
    > You're muddling up various definitions of "client". The cache is in
    > the arch client on the server running the archive browser.
    > If there weren't enough people to make it worth running such a browser
    > for a given project (which should be a cheap thing to do) - yeah, it
    > really isn't common enough to matter for that project.

Which is one of the major points of the whole tiny-core-archive with
ancillary-caches-and-memos things:  it lets you get minimal
functionality almost for free but also lets you build out in response
to demand, essentially indefinately.


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