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[OT] Use Perforce, serve the CVS masses [Was: Perforce vs CVS]

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Barrie Slaymaker
July 26, 2000 04:54
[OT] Use Perforce, serve the CVS masses [Was: Perforce vs CVS]
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Adam Turoff wrote:
>         The CVS gateway is a doable option. There are many ways to
>         accomplish this, such as Barrie Salymaker's Safari project,
>         Simon's Perforce replacement as well as writing a few scripts to
>         rsync a CVS directory to Perforce and committing changes once an
>         day (or more frequently if desired).

I'm also working (right now, in fact) on a Perforce->CVS bridging tool, FWIW.

More details when available, FWIW.

My favorite solution for the "use Perforce, serve the CVS masses" would
be a pserver that backends to p4d via the p4 command.  I haven't
embarked on it, but it's the solution that seems to best fit the
problem of enabling anonymous read-only access via CVS.

Any volunteers?  I'll collaborate, since I'm already wrapping the p4
command in a nice, comfy Perl blanket these days.

If I knew the pserver protocol better, I'd be throwing one together
right now :-).  I'd *really* like to see a perl pserver front end
that can back end to perforce, and eventually to bitkeeper and any
other backend implemented by enterprising young hackers.

- Barrie

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