On Nov 23, 2004, at 8:18 PM, Glen Mazza wrote:
I'm noticing a lot of .zips and .bak backup files in our cvs directories  -- this seems unnecessary and a bit messy for a version control system, as everyone who "cvs checkout"s or "cvs updates" is now downloading these files. Instead of zip files, usually the solution is just to "cvs remove" the files -- they will automatically go into the cvs attic as a result (they are not actually deleted -- ViewCVS lists them as "dead" but they are always still retrievable.)
For backup files, we can always go to older versions by clicking on the first column in ViewCVS (, for an example version list). So I don't think we have a need for creating any ".bak" files either. If there is a message you wish to store with a particular version before moving forward, just make a *very* minor change to the file (say, move a character or add a blank line), and add your comment when you cvs commit.
Can we get these zip's and bak's removed? Just "cvs remove" them -- get them in the attic so people aren't downloading them on a cvs checkout.
I actually added those, so they'd be put in the attic... I'd intended to remove them shortly thereafter but I've been a bit busy with... erm... other stuff. Thanks for the 'ping' about it!
On a similar note, I am 'contemplating' committing the xml-fop/build/ folder ('built' by apache-forrest-0.6). My reasoning for this is two-fold: 1. it contains the FOP web site (which I've spent a significant amount of time to re-create).
2. it can serve as off-line of documentation (for those installations not connected to the internet).
We may not need to do this since it *is* on minotaur.apache.org...
BTW -- thanks *very* much for taking care of the alt-design tab, I greatly appreciate the effort in simplifying our site.
Glad to be of service. If there are other things which anyone thinks can improve the site (e.g. consolidating pages, removing moved/incorrect/inappropriate content, etc.) please let me know.
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