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Re: Vesta - a SCM system

From: Billy and Melissa <wtanksleyjr_at_cox.net>
Date: 2002-03-16 07:01:03 CET

From: "Daniel Berlin" <dan@dberlin.org>
> On Fri, 15 Mar 2002, Tom Lord wrote:

> > > I just saw a 'new' SCM system developed by Compaq/Digital
> > > mentioned on Advogato: http://www.vestasys.org (LGPL)
> > Any SCM system with that much source code is immediately suspect,
> > especially with modern hardware.

> Did you actually grab the source?
> It requires vesta installed to do it (I misspoke earlier, the source is
> "available", except you need a binary to start with, no bootstrapping
> tarballs around or anything).
> Once I saw this, i just figured it wasn't worth the trouble.

I don't see any other way to work things, given their system; Vesta
completely replaces make and such, so there's no simple way to generate a
more conventional build.

Well, that's not true, but automatically generating a makefile for
bootstrapping would seem ambitious.

> > What they did, integrating build procedures and source control and
> > keeping a perfect history of builds, is profoundly good -- but I can't
> > get over my instinct that the same goals can be achieved in much
> > simpler ways, with far more orthogonal components.

Yes, I do suspect that as well. I suspect they're putting a _lot_ of effort
into the live versioned filesystem.


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