On Wed, Apr 18, 2001 at 07:52:28PM +0300, Maxim Sobolev wrote:
Well, gziped CVSROOT/modules currently is 55KB long (transfer size is 110KB,
because file have to be transferred to and then from client), so dialup
committers would kill you.... In addition, it would greatly increase
possibility of stale lock on CVSROOT/modules (Bad Thing, BTW) due to dualup
going down in the middle of transfer.
Multiplied by however many times someone wants to commit new ports.
When I wrote addport, I was still behind a dialup link, and I greatly
understood how much it would impede new ports. It's simply not feasible
to do this sort of thing without enough bandwidth.
There is an option to not commit CVSROOT/modules delta; people can write
a quick script that adds it for themselves. I chose to take this route
once -- January 4, 2001, where I committed 79 perl5 module ports in the
space of 90 minutes. This sort of thing would not be possible for
dialup users because of the load of CVSROOT/modules.
In addition, I have tried really hard to make addport scalable to
multiple new ports. I still haven't rewritten /usr/local/bin/modulesupdate
to accomodate multiple new modules at once, so that's really the first
place to start.
I'm objecting to this. In addition to a valid arguments supplied by the Will
and my arguments above in your scheme cvs history of CVSROOT/modules will be
bloated with unnecessary description of each port added.