[lazarus] At last, it is usable. Great

Michael.VanCanneyt at Wisa.be Michael.VanCanneyt at Wisa.be
Sat May 25 06:31:13 EDT 2002

On Sat, 25 May 2002, Stefan. Hille wrote:

> Hi
> On Fri, May 24, 2002 at 08:10:13AM -0400, Michael A. Hess wrote:
> >
> > Why is this better or even desired over CVS???
> >
> > How will you determine what exactly needs to go into the patch????
> I think we could use cvs to produce the patch file. I have'nt done it
> before but it should by using a "cvs rdiff". For example:
>   cvs rdiff -D "2002-05-20" -D "2002-05-25" lazarus > patch1
> produces a diff between the 2 dates given as argument. Note usage of
> "rdiff" instead of "diff" which avoids the need for a working copy of
> lazarus.
> Some more notes:
>   * A command like this could be set up in a cron job
>   * It could be useful to also include a specific time into the -D options
>     (eg.: -D "2002-05-20 23:59:59 GMT")
>   * There's one problem which can result in a version of lazarus which is
>     not compilable. This would happen if a developer commits changes
>     file by file and the changes depend on each other. E.g.
>      - first file  committed at 23:59:50
>      - second file committed at 00:01:02  the next day

I think this is a matter of discipline.

There are 2 options:

1. I set up such a cron job on the CVS server.
2. Michael Hess sets up a cron job on his server where most of the download
   files for lazarus are located.


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