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To: "Michael H. Price" <price@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: freeciv-dev@xxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [Freeciv-Dev] Re: CVS/patch question.
From: Daniel Burrows <Daniel_Burrows@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 14 Apr 2000 17:56:52 -0400

On Fri, Apr 14, 2000 at 04:37:37PM -0500, "Michael H. Price" 
<price@xxxxxxxxxxx> was heard to say:
> I am relatively new to this list so forgive me if this question has
> been answered a million times before.
> I was wondering why there are so many patches floating around on
> this list while the CVS source tree goes days without being updated.
> Why even use CVS if your are just going to distribute patches?
> I thought one of the benefits of using CVS for a project was that
> you no longer had to distribute patches.

  Two reasons that I know of (there may be more):

  -> Many people don't have CVS write access (to prevent total chaos, I
    assume :) )
  -> Patches may not be "ready" to go into CVS.  They may not work at all,
    whether they're a good idea might be controversial, etc.


  Man is timid; he no longer says 'I think' or 'I am' but quotes some prophet
 or sage.
   -- Ralph Waldo Emerson, "Self-Reliance"

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