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To: Jules Bean <jules@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, freeciv-dev <freeciv-dev@xxxxxxxxxxx>, Freeciv data/ <freeciv-data@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [freeciv-data] Re: [Freeciv-Dev] proposal to change the Freeciv CVS setup (was: Technical questions (numbered tile markers ))
From: Raimar Falke <hawk@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 9 Jan 2002 17:29:07 +0100
Reply-to: freeciv-data@xxxxxxxxxxx

On Wed, Jan 09, 2002 at 02:07:36PM +0100, Reinier Post wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 09, 2002 at 12:45:23PM +0000, Jules Bean wrote:
> > 
> > On Tue, Jan 08, 2002 at 07:30:04PM +0100, Reinier Post wrote:
> > > On Tue, Jan 08, 2002 at 06:54:33PM +0200, Teemu Kurppa wrote:
> > > 
> > > > And is there CVS for Freeciv manuals ? So that I could add the 
> > > > description
> > > > and examples of the marker usage. 
> > > 
> > > The manuals are in CVS but I don't think they actually have a maintainer.
> > > 
> > > I am looking for advice on how to give a person CVS write access to
> > > a subtree of a CVS repository, using the ext method and Unix accounts
> > > and permissions.  I have managed to make it work for translators in the
> > > past, but I never knew the correct procedure.
> > 
> > A typical approach would be to use groups.  You have a 'freeciv' group
> > (which is most of the tree) and a 'freeciv-doc' group which is only
> > the doc tree.
> >
> > Then most of the tree is chgrp freeciv, but the manuals are chgrp
> > freeciv-doc. Then you add users to freeciv-doc (only) if you want them 
> > to be able to work on just the docs, but you add them to both groups
> > if you want them to be able to work anywhere.
> This is exactly what we have now, for translations, but it doesn't
> quite work.
> The problem:
>  + the CVSROOT/ can only be in one place if it's going to be consistent
>  + files in CVS/ must be writeable by everyone who writes somewhere below
>    that directory
>  + you can only cvs co a module (subdir of the root), not a subsubdir
> Given these restrictions, I can't see a way to have different access
> permissions somewhere deep in the tree.  Both the Freeciv code and the
> Freeciv web tree are currently set up that way for translators, but it
> often gives problems, especially when a new translation is added.

You are lucky: I have learned today that there is a way:
CVSROOT/modules. Don't ask me any details, I have never used
it. However from the info pages it does what you want.

> The proper setup is to let every different set of writers have a
> separate CVS module, without any overlap.  So unless someone objects,
> I'm going to set it up that way, and it's going to happen within a few
> days because a new translator is waiting to be added.  Be prepared.


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