On Thu, Feb 21, 2002 at 05:00:37PM -0600, robert garrett wrote: > Could someone tell me where documentation concerning the > use of perforce and or, how to gain access to is located? > > Up until very recently I was not aware of it's existence. > This would make it very difficult for someone new to the > Project to contribute.
You have read too much into the use of Perforce. It is a useful tool to some, and there is nothing wrong with people wanting to use a tool that handles merges much better than CVS does. Have you ever had a local change in /usr/src and had ''cvs up'' make a TOTAL mess of it? Or maybe done a vendor import into /usr/src/contrib and then tried to do a ''cvs co -j -j'' and seen just how totally idiotically STUPID CVS's merging can be? This is the problem space that some are using Perforce for -- because it can handle merges (integrations) more sanely. Thus there is nothing wrong with the _personal_ use of Perforce by some committers. > It seems to my line of thinking that the existence of a repository > That is undocumented, that is used for major development proccess's > Breaks our development model. My various local copies of the FreeBSD CVS repo where I do major toolchain work in is also undocumented. Since I have been using them for the better part of 5 years, I really don't a local private repository breaks our development model. What is breaking it, is for users of Perforce to expect the rest of the development community to use this tool also. Perforce is really a side issue of communication and collaboration in our development. In this case it boils down to one developer being told not to work on something because another developer has a work-in-progress also in that area. However the first developer felt that the work-in-progress was taking too long and thus should not be an impediment to his development in the same area. > Further enhancing the "Elite" attitude that is so often proscribed > To BSD* developers. No it isn't! I don't give you access to my local hard disk. Does that make me "Elite"? To Unsubscribe: send mail to [EMAIL PROTECTED] with "unsubscribe freebsd-current" in the body of the message