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Re: PATCH: Support :ssh: method in CVS/Repository - How common

From: Bryce Nesbitt
Subject: Re: PATCH: Support :ssh: method in CVS/Repository - How common
Date: Sat, 01 Apr 2006 10:22:33 -0800
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Mark D. Baushke wrote:
> I do not know who these people are. It sounds like they are mostly
> ignorant of what CVS does these days.
> They should consider opening dialogue with the CVS maintainers if they
> think they are trying to support CVS as a source control mechanism and
> do not like how the client server stuff is defined or are actively
> refusing to actually use options that are used by a large number of the
> opensource projects on the planet.
I agree.  They're in their own little world.  They seem to have their
own internal CVS & SSH implementation (they also support several
perforce, subversion, sourcesafe & starteam).

However: except for the ":ssh" access method, it's all compatible!

My guess is most of their customers are fully-IDE people, who never want
the option of looking at things from the command line.  Too bad.

> >> NB: IDEA is not open source.
> Then you should probably reject it and support an open source project
> tool.
I'm very happy with IDEA, and unlikely to change.  Sorry.

Unfortunately this means I'll have to run a patched (hacked) version of
cvs.  I don't like doing that,
but it seems necessary if I can't convince the developers of IDEA/CVSNT
and CVS to settle on a common construction for the CVS/Root file.

Any suggestions where to go next?
Any suggestions on a workaround?


address@hidden:~/cvs/ccs/denali> cat CVS/Root CVS/Repository

Note: I've helped perhaps a dozen other developers set up cvs
repositories.  The "ssh" thing is always a point of confusion.  The
conceptual leaps and syntax are not so clear for a first time setup, for
a person who does not know the layers of history regarding rsh/ssh and
other ext access methods.

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