On Tue, 26 Dec 2000 [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: > Huh? Don't get it. My bandwidth (64K) and time are also limited and > still CVS is much faster than ftping and patching. And in addition you > get the benefit not having to care about patches and well, your > patches to the GIMP are also much easier to create with a CVS tree. You know since you take time to answer my posts, I might as well too. Compared to your "limited" 64k how does 9600 that disconnects every 5 minutes sound to you? And the fact that downloading something like a full gimp 1.2.0 would take close to 2 or 3 hours? And the fact that those 2-3 hours would cost me somewhere in the neighborhood of $5 PLUS telephone charges? Now go think again. I connect a few times a day for a few minutes to check email and get patches to latest stuff, and even downloading a 300k patch is bad enough not to bother with anything over 1mb. Thank you for taking your time to read this. And if you still insist on using CVS that would require me to go to www.gimp.org, find out the CVS server info (that would take as much time as downloading the 1.1.32 to 1.2 patch), and hope that whatever state my gimp tarball is in going to be acceptable for CVS, which is unlikely, so I am probably going to end up spending a couple hours trying to get all the little pieces and redialing in between. Try it sometime. And don't tell me about having to care about my patches. I haven't downloaded full source code to anything in the last 6 months. So I should know what to do with them. And yes, there is a possibility that total size of all patches exceeds the size of the current version patched up from the last one. But, it's spread over a long period of time and is not as noticeable. Having to download full ~8mb of gimp every new version would certainly kill my interest. And even linux kernel people provided a patch from 2.3.99 to 2.4.0-test. This is the only reason I am still able to test 2.4.0 because last time I got a full 2.3.xx tree was looooong time ago. And my gimp tarball IS out of sync with whatever is out there, because somewhere along the way some people decided to or not to include things like gimp_splash.ppm, there are some brushes I think missing from the gimpressionist plugin, and latest 1.1.31 patch was missing a number of .png images from the help dir, etc. But as long as the code patches clean, I really don't care. I don't read help anyway. So someone who has the time to do so just make a patch and stick it in gimp/unstable or whatever. If someone needs it, they will get it. That would include me, also. tc -- ・‥…━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━…‥・ timecop at japan.co.jp | OA通信サビース株式会社 | NTT DoCoMo I thought everything that Linus Torvalds is involved with was divine perfection? Must be a problem with NEC and Sony -about Crusoe recall ・‥…━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━…‥・

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