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    SubjectRe: off the air
    On Fri, Nov 14, 2003 at 04:24:31PM +0000, Andrew Walrond wrote:
    > On Friday 14 Nov 2003 3:00 pm, Larry McVoy wrote:
    > > On Thu, Nov 13, 2003 at 08:57:53PM +0000, Andrew Walrond wrote:
    > > > The point. You got one major o/s project hosted on bk when you ought to
    > > > have them all. Loads more developers using bk at home means loads more
    > > > demanding it at work.
    > > >
    > > > And all it would take is a lobotomised, redistributable, license free
    > > > client so anyone can pull o/s software from bk repos.
    > >
    > > One of us is not getting it, maybe it's me. To build something like
    > > you describe is pretty easy IF AND ONLY IF all you are asking for is an
    > > update mechanism. As soon as you want revision history, diffs, rollbacks,
    > > modifiable files, etc., you have to go to real BK. Is that OK? All you
    > > want is a "keep me up to date" mechanism? No diffs, no history, it's a
    > > replacement for tarballs and patches?
    > Yes exactly. Fundamentally I want *anybody*, without restriction, to ge able
    > to pull and update sources from any open-source project hosted with bk.
    > The requirements are the equivalent functionality to:
    > lobobk clone ...


    > lobobk -r co

    There are no local revision history files in lobobk, it's just a file transport.

    > lobobk pull


    > lobobk export -r tag dest


    lobobk clone -r tag FROM DEST

    And you of course realize that you as a BK user could code up this system with
    zero changes needed from us, right?
    Larry McVoy lm at
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