[Xorp-hackers] CVS diff in the automated email?
Bruce M. Simpson
bms at ICSI.Berkeley.EDU
Mon May 12 00:20:32 PDT 2008
Ben Greear wrote:
> It's nice to see a complete changeset at once... Maybe something
> automated in
> the email to give the cvs command to see the entire changeset? Might could
> base it off of date since cvs doesn't handle changesets over multiple
> files so well?
The way I handle this is to deploy Mercurial with Tailor.
Tailor imports CVS into Mercurial on a regular cron job. In turn,
Mercurial's web interface provides an RSS feed. That feed contains links
which let you view changesets as unified diffs. I continue to use
Mercurial a lot for temporary branches.
The XORP development model is still such that we use CVS as "the
authoritative repository" and there are still compelling reasons for
this, a switch to Mercurial is very much dependent on required features
e.g. obliterate being there.
Having said that, I strongly feel we should be moving with the times and
I'd like to see the deployment of a public Mercurial repository for
helping people outside the project to make and contribute changes.
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