[Chandler-dev] Using svn instead of builds for tarballs?

Andi Vajda vajda at osafoundation.org
Thu Nov 9 21:57:55 PST 2006


On Thu, 9 Nov 2006, Heikki Toivonen wrote:

> We've been using the builds server to house both source and binary
> tarballs that we need in addition to the source code that is checked
> into svn. This was originally done because CVS is not so great with
> binary files. Now that we are using Subversion I think it is time to
> revisit this issue since the current way of doing things has quite a few
> problems:

I'm not sure I follow you on the 'problems' list.

> * If svn is available, but builds is not, you may be unable to build
> chandler

if svn is unavailable, you're also unable to build.

> * Tarballs are not versioned

They sure are, look at their names...

> * Tarballs are not protected from corruption/tampering when downloading

And svn checkouts are ? how so ?

> * Need separate accounts and tools to upgrade and deal with builds

That could be construed as an advantage...

> * There are probably other points... :)

As you can see, I'm unconvinced....

Andi..



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