[Python-Dev] ViewCVS on Sourceforge

Thomas Wouters thomas@xs4all.net
Thu, 26 Oct 2000 12:51:30 +0200

I had a chat with Greg Stein about ViewCVS on the ApacheCon (I think Jon
Travis and Gregory Trubetskoy where there as well, but my memory is a bit
hazy) and since he's probably in some airplane over the atlantic right now,
I'll run away and steal his idea ;) We were kind of reflecting how nice it
would be if we could have ViewCVS, instead of cvsweb, on SourceForge. The
nice thing about ViewCVS is that it's a lot more efficient than cvsweb, and
it doesn't need write access to the repository itself. So how about we run
ViewCVS on python.sourceforge.net ourselves ?

We could do it now, in fact, with the complete CVS snapshot that gets made
every once in a while (that *does* still get made & backupped, right ?)
though it would obviously be a lot more useful if ViewCVS just had direct
access to the repository. I'm not sure how accessible that repository is,
however. Cursory searches on shell.sourceforge.net doesn't show anything,
except that the python-cvs.tgz that's in /home/projects/python is apparently
the one used for the move to sourceforge :-) Can we get access to the
repository directly, even if it's only semi-realtime ? (I wouldn't mind
doing a couple of rsync's in cron to keep it up to date) If anything,
running ViewCVS will show SourceForge how much nicer it is... ;-)

Thomas Wouters <thomas@xs4all.net>

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