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From: Beman Dawes (bdawes_at_[hidden])
Date: 2001-05-29 10:16:03

At 10:21 AM 5/29/2001, David Abrahams wrote:

>We also need to make a few changes to the Jam sources to support
>paths under Macintosh MPW (these changes are simple; I know what to do)
>Win95/98 (someone else has already done this for us but it is not in the
>official sources yet). The only question is whether we should use the
>Perforce public depot (yet another publicly-available source control
>or our own CVS system to manage the work. I am inclined to use CVS
>there's no new learning curve, but as an open-source developer I also
>obliged to respect the process they have set up for Jam. The perforce
>developer selects fixes from the public depot and re-integrates them back
>into Jam.

Maybe it is time to contact the Jam developer again. IIRC he showed some
interest in the work you are doing. Maybe now that it is more mature he
will do something to increase responsiveness to your needs. Or give you
write access. Seems like forking the Jam code should be a last resort to
be used only if the Perforce folks just aren't responsive.


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