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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] "Newbie-ized help"

From: James Blackwell
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] "Newbie-ized help"
Date: Sun, 26 Sep 2004 17:32:05 -0400

In lists.arch.users, you wrote:
>> > Hmm. I would definitely drop archive-mirror. And I think that dropping 
>> > archieve-setup would be a good thing too, unless it is necessary in a 
>> > common 
>> > use case (i.e. set up, get, updating, branching or merging).
>> archive-mirror is one of the most often used and important tla commands.
> Well, I still consider myself a relative newbie, and by the sound of it,
> I really must be - in a month of using tla daily, I haven't once used
> archive-mirror.
> Perhaps I need to go do some reading.

Tonight, I'll post some mini-howtos, two of which cover mirroring.

As it pertains to you, mirrors are : 

  A) a really quick way of accessing someone else's archive
  B) a way of making your private archive available in a remote, but
     publically available place

> However, what I would suggest, is that unless it's needed as a standard
> part of working on public ("open") projects, the newbie doesn't need it.
> I'm working on an internal/ proprietary project though, so I can't
> comment further on that.

That's why its in.

>> > Multiple merge commands are not newbie stuff, I think. I'd keep tag, 
>> > update 
>> > and missing --- and drop star-merge and replay.
>> star-merge is one of the most often used and important tla commands.
> I didn't realise that the other merge commands were used much -
> I haven't read about them, and couldn't even name them without
> going to the help.

> Again, caveat per my 1 month experience as above.

In six months, you'll be griping at me that I hid too many. :)

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