How to maintain non-core stuff?

Edscott Wilson Garcia edscott at
Mon Feb 21 17:01:10 CET 2005

El sáb, 19-02-2005 a las 13:16 +0100, Benedikt Meurer escribió:
Benedikt Meurer wrote:
> >>> Hehehe, do I need to say how much I agree ;)
> >>>
> >>> As a side note, we could even take the opportunity to move to svn maybe,
> >>> if possible?
> >>>
> >>
> >> IIRC with svn, we can set permissions in every directory and every user
> >> doesn't need a shell account on the server (with the http method). If
> >> i'm correct it would allow translators to commit their updates by
> >> themselves.
> > 
> > Yes, the WebDAV access method can do that (using the authz_svn_module).
> On a second thought, this pulls in a bunch of new possibilities: We 
> could maintain core applications, 3rd party applictions and all the 
> goodies in one single repository; giving full access to core devs, 
> limited access to the goodies maintainers and write access to the po 
> dirs to translators. This would allow translators to easily translate 
> all of Xfce core, all goodies and the other applications, which would be 
> another step forward to a fully localized desktop (e.g. Xfmedia is 
> nearly untranslated currently, only de and fr translations, and so are 
> many of the goodies).
That sounds real good. Having all the xfce related stuff at a single site is message to the world that xfce has moved up a notch. Plus, current CVS could be reorganized so that the "core xfce" package does not depend on CVS structure. 

> (Tho, there's the question, how to layout the modules in the repository. 
> With CVS, it would be pretty simple: Just have one toplevel module per 
> application. With SVN, this would become cumbersome with several 
> different locations for tags and branches.)
/me prefers CVS, but that's because I know how to use it. Maybe SVN is easier than CVS and I must take my foot out of my mouth.



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