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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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