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Re: PROPOSAL: /ports top-level directory in Subversion repository

From: Erik Huelsmann <e.huelsmann_at_gmx.net>
Date: 2005-02-27 21:35:13 CET

> "Erik Huelsmann" <e.huelsmann@gmx.net> writes:
> > After initial positive reactions, it has gotten really quiet on the
> front of
> > the EDBDIC port of Subversion.
> >
> > So, I propose the creation of a /ports toplevel directory in the
> Subversion
> > repository, to be populated with the EDBDIC port.
> >
> > Each port will have its own /trunk, /branches and /tags directories.
> > /ports/*/trunk will be used to track the main /trunk. The tags and
> branches
> > can be used by the ports projects for whatever use they see fit (within
> the
> > bounds of the project ofcourse).
> >
> > As for the EDBDIC port, once the port-directories have been created,
> commit
> > access can be given the same way we normally do in the project. Issues
> of
> > how to integrate with the main trunk can be solved while
> port-development
> > continues.
> >
> > Comments?
> IMHO, let's go for it.

I'll wait for another day, giving people time to react.

> After all, if it doesn't work out, we can always stop.
> (Is there a long term plan to fold the EDBDIC changes into the main
> line, though? Or is that unlikely-to-impossible?)

Umm, yea, that's where the previous 'can we host in the SVN repository?'
thread went into details. Brane suggested having a preprocessor translate
all string constants into arrays of hex-values. As Mark said, getting it to
work is their primary goal, after which integration is to be addressed.

Oh, there are some APR functions on OS/400 which have had their signature
changed by IBM (who didn't donate back to APR... :-( ) So, those issues
will need to be resolved too.



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