Food for thought

Thomas Riemer triemer at
Thu Feb 18 15:38:21 EST 1999

hmmm... here's some food for thought... 

Suppose it were possible to have a distributed source control system...

By distributed, I mean the particular interesting properties:

1.  checkins all happen on a small number of machines/users...
     delegated by tree... i.e.
          linux/include   -> vger
          linux/arch/mips ->

2.  checkouts all happen on mirrored machines...

Would that solve the problem?

Given enough eyeballs all bugs seem shallow.

On Thu, 18 Feb 1999, Gabriel Paubert wrote:

> On Wed, 17 Feb 1999, Douglas Godfrey wrote:
> > This sounds like a case for snail mail. If someone at one of the mirror
> > sites has a CD-ROM burner and can burn a CD from the current CVS tree
> > once a month. $5.00 plus $2.00 shipping and handling for a CD is probably
> > less than the Phone connection time charges to download the new updates
> > at 20 bytes/sec.
> I'm on the education/research network so I don't pay for the connection. 
> And I often download between 3 and 5am like now when I'm up at the
> telescope, it's so much faster (up to 100kB/s). 
> I don't know why but I feel like discriminated when the net approaches its
> saturation level :-). Strange enough, I have reasonably fast connection to
> the rest of Europe but the U.S. during daytime is simply hopeless (and the
> U.K. too, but traceroute enlighetened me once showing that the shortest
> path between Holland and London goes through New York and Washington, and
> that my notions of geography were hopelessly antiquated ;-))
> However, my main point is that I am not going back to using vger under any
> circumstances (hmmm... if there were an incentive of a few million bucks,
> I might reconsider my position ;-))
> 	Regards,
> 	Gabriel.

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