[tex-live] svn vs. p4
karl at freefriends.org
Sat May 20 19:35:07 CEST 2006
hans> as karl reported a while ago: they don't respond and don't seem too
> interested, not even for a project as larg eas tex live
I think I said they do "respond", I should have anyway. I do get an
answer. What I don't get is instant code changes, which is
understandable, since usually I'm reporting infelicities about making
the Windows/Unix eol settings, importing vast masses of files, etc.
Fairly substantial new features, not simple bugs. I don't think I've
encountered an actual bug yet.
dk> Then the only motivation for using Subversion
That was the main motivation but not the only one. It is also something
of a pain to renew the license every year (and to lose all access
without the damn license). And to not have the sources, for full
debugging on occasion. And I find svn documentation rather more
understandable than p4.
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