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SubjectRe: BK, deltas, snapshots and fate of -pre...
On Sunday 21 April 2002 06:13, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> On Sun, 21 Apr 2002, Alexander Viro wrote:
> > "Linus documentation".
> In fact, we might as well have a whole subdirectory on "Managing Linus",
> which some people have become very good at.

Kidding I hope? What would a reasonable name be?

In principle, would you accept a patch that moves the Bitkeeper docs to a web
site, with a URL and blurb in SubmittingPatches?

> The BK docs that people are so in a huff over really _are_ less about BK
> itself, and almost entirely about how to use it to interface with me. Read
> them - they are just a "SubmittingPatches" for BK, along with scripts to
> automate it to get the format that I have found to be useful.

For what it's worth, seeing all the Linus-oriented docs together in one
Documentation directory would be helpful in general. On the downside, it
might appear to be kind of fence around your personal involvement with the
kernel, and it's hard to see why that would be good.

I think you're kidding though, it's hard to tell.

> Rememebr how many times people have asked for automated tools, and for
> getting notification about when I've applied a patch? You've got it. It's
> all there.

I hope I made it clear that I believe BK is helping Linux. Furthermore, I
don't see why Larry should not collect some advertising for his contribution.
Within limits. IMHO, we're on the wrong side of the limit at the moment,
and moving further with no sign of moderating.

> Side note: remember the discussion that pushed me to _try_ BK in the first
> place?
> Who was it that said "Be careful what you pray for"? ;)

I pray for a truly free Bitkeeper. Shows you what damn good praying does ;-)

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