Re: CVS for kernel

From: Oliver Xymoron (
Date: Tue Oct 10 2000 - 22:56:59 EST

On Wed, 11 Oct 2000, Keith Owens wrote:

> Yes. I am usually up to date on pre patches within a few hours of
> their release, but then I have to play catch up to get my own patches
> up to date. What I would like is the ability to see what is in the
> kernel CVS tree before the pre patch is sent out so I can get
> modutils/ksymoops/kdb patches ready ahead of the kernel patch release.

You're out of luck - Linus doesn't use CVS (at least for the kernel).
Perhaps we can convince Alan to do it for 2.2.x and set a precedent..

The closest we can get otherwise is to get HPA to hook CVS into's release system so that prepatches get added to public CVS
mirrors ( more or less instantly. Hopefully a tighter
feedback loop (and more uptodate patch) from that might eventually
convince Linus to make live CVS available.

It'd also be nice if we formally adopted a four-digit versioning scheme.
The current <a>.<b>.<c>-pre<d> thing kinda sucks because (a b c) >
(a b c d).

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