[LLVMdev] Open Source Contributions

Vikram S. Adve vadve at cs.uiuc.edu
Wed May 5 11:13:04 PDT 2004

Do you have the DS graph dot file for Olden-power?


On May 5, 2004, at 11:11 AM, Chris Lattner wrote:

> On Wed, 5 May 2004, Oscar Fuentes wrote:
>> Vladimir Prus <ghost at cs.msu.su> writes:
>>> Why do you really need distributed development? The possible 
>>> problems with
>>> centralized development are
>>> 1. The server might be often down.
>>> 2. There's too much number of active branches, so nobody understand 
>>> what's
>>> going on.
>>> 3. You can't commit while you're on a plane.
>> Replace 3 with "You have no permanent internet connection, or you are
>> behind a firewall, so you can not access the server at all (no diffs,
>> no logs, nothing)".
> And #4: it makes permissions on the server much easier to deal with.
>> BTW, before considering arch too seriously, you should check how
>> mature/stable it is. Last time I heard about it, Tom Lord was pleading
>> for help and funding to finish Arch.
> Yes, I think that Tom Lord is the single biggest problem with Arch.  :)
> OTOH, Arch is now a gnu project, so perhaps its better now.  I any 
> case,
> everything that I know about it is dated.  :)
>> OTOH, Subversion is just a sane CVS. No distributed repositories.
>> With CVS, some people keep a copy of the main repository on their
>> local computers. That's what some gcc developers do. They rsync from
>> time to time with the remote repository. I don't know how serious
>> the incoveniences are with this approach.
> Yeah, that's a solution, but it's such a hack!  :)
>> BitKeeper, due to its license, is a no-no, IMHO.
> Agreed.
> -Chris
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