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From: Gennaro Prota (gennaro_prota_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-05-08 07:14:46

On Thu, 08 May 2003 15:30:05 +0400, Vladimir Prus <ghost_at_[hidden]>

>Gennaro Prota wrote:
>> I drop an idea: suppose that when there's a new
>> commit the CVS informs, via e-mail, the penultimate people that had
>> done a commit. This way I (the generic developer) can do the
>> following: before doing any commit check out the whole repository (in
>> order to have the newest state of everything), then _until I receive
>> the informative mail_, I do keep my copy. When I receive the mail I
>> know that the duty to keep the files is up to someone else. Of course
>> that doesn't protect against failures of the "last committor" machine,
>> but... As a further precaution we could advice for keeping a fresh
>> checkout for at least one day, regardless of informative mails
>> (provided that we can setup something similar). Thoughts?
>I think this is a bit more complicated that it should be. Why don't just
>create boost-wide commit emails mailing list?

Off-hand _this one_ seems more complicated, because it involves more
people than necessary and forces to keep the diffs (though just for,
say, a couple of days - longer than that, we have the daily backups).
However I'm not confident enough into CVS to say if my idea works well
with branching (I have my doubts), which can be an advantage of yours.


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