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I'd say that's almost as bad as having a telenetd open to the intertubes. Both are practices that are atleast a decade overdue for a upgrade.
Merry Christmas from FreeBSD
Posted Dec 27, 2011 9:22 UTC (Tue) by fperrin (guest, #61941)
CVS and Perforce mirrors are maintained. The recommended way for sysadmins who want to get the source is to use CVSup, which relies on CVS under the hood (of course, devs and people who follow HEAD use SVN directly).
Posted Dec 27, 2011 11:58 UTC (Tue) by rahulsundaram (subscriber, #21946)
*BSD vs Linux
Posted Dec 28, 2011 7:51 UTC (Wed) by ldo (subscriber, #40946)
Whereas the BSDs are centralized projects, which even when they make use of code from other projects, prefer to have their own copies of that code in their centralized repository. Hence their preference for a centralized VCS like Subversion.
Posted Dec 28, 2011 9:23 UTC (Wed) by k8to (subscriber, #15413)
Posted Dec 28, 2011 11:05 UTC (Wed) by rahulsundaram (subscriber, #21946)
Posted Dec 31, 2011 21:30 UTC (Sat) by gvy (guest, #11981)
Posted Dec 28, 2011 21:53 UTC (Wed) by AnthonyJBentley (subscriber, #71227)
The difference being that using telnet is fundamentally insecure, while CVS just uses an outdated way of thinking about source control.
That said, there is a slow move away from CVS, even in the BSD world. FreeBSD has been using Subversion for years. DragonFly BSD has been using Git (including their own Git mirror of pkgsrc). NetBSD is moving to Fossil.
OpenBSD had been working on their own CVS implementation, OpenCVS, but that work has basically stalled. The package maintainers are gradually moving to Git, though.
But changing repositories should be done slowly and carefully, especially for large projects. LWN even had a good article describing Postgresql’s conversion.
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