RE: New comer
From: Nadim Khemir <nadim.khemir_at_cpen.com>
Date: 2002-01-17 09:17:09 CET
** answer to "getting started"
That was not the point. I do not mean a flashy documentation, just a "GET THE THING RUNNING ON WIN32 NOW!" document
> Let's make a deal: Read and follow the building instructions
> Then use those notes to update the Win32 build instructions in
I have the feelling this is a bad deal for me. It's exactly what makes new comer quit. Read and understand the whole thing and then provide a patch. Not a smooth start for a new comer. If no one else, that has already some knowledge, want to do that, I will jump in and do as you propose.I'll start by reading the HACKING file.
PS. note that all this is exactly the oposite of what I asked for. A simple intro document that get's me running. Now I am going to look into HACKING, great! I also have a linux box in a corner that might be the shortest path.
> trying to make the Win32 port work, keeping the docs up to date and maintaining the
> Think "in development". Think "can I help?"
I do not use arch either but I read their design document. If you add a line in your source file that looks (for example) like:
"THIS_IS_AN_ARCH_TAG: this_is_a unique_id_for_this_very_file"
within the begining of the file.When arch stores the file it also stores the unique id. if one move the file (but does not let arch know about it), arch will automatically detect that the file was moved. I think it's practical to let the tool do the work. Does SVN support anything ressemlant to this?
*** "local" repository
> That *does* mean that you can't do multiple commits to a
Again, I think this is the most important feture in a version control system. please do not answer with "You think so not us or other think in that way". consider it as a requirement entry and think about it as any requirement. Now if someone thinks it NOT a very good idea and can explain why, I am all ears and would gladely learn something from that person. I feel positive that it is possible to have it in a future version and hope it will soon be here.
** positive thoughs
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