a crisis is a chance
Stephen J. Turnbull
stephen at xemacs.org
Wed Mar 24 06:34:30 EDT 2010
Andreas Roehler writes:
> cvsaccess.html still wrongly declares
> XEmacs CVS Repository
> which now is a Mercurial instead and should be called so.
No, the XEmacs CVS repository still exists and that is where packages
and the website itself are hosted. Here's what cvsaccess.html itself
XEmacs CVS Repository
The development mainline of XEmacs (currently version 21.5) and
the stable version of XEmacs (version 21.4) reside in Mercurial
repositories on hg.debian.org from which you may browse the latest
checked-in code. Please see the introduction to the XEmacs
Mercurial Repository for instructions on its use.
cvs.alioth.debian.org hosts two different CVS (Concurrent Versions
System) trees for XEmacs. The primary CVS archive contains the
XEmacs package sources. These sources provide a large number of
customizable externally-provided packages for XEmacs. The other
CVS archive contains the source for this website and all of its
If you're looking at something different, we need to figure out why.
The website can be moved to Mercurial any time, but there's no real
hurry as website developers are a small community (currently zero,
although Vin, Norbert, and I occasionally update some parts).
Moving packages is more complicated for two reasons. First, Mercurial
does not have a well-understood mechanism for creating sub-projects.
(By now that's probably deficiency on our part.) But that's really
important for this usage. Second, we need to coordinate with external
> Don't see, where to get the cvsaccess.html source for making a patch.
See the instructions in http://www.xemacs.org/Develop/cvsaccess.html.
It will be in xemacsweb/Develop/cvsaccess.content. (Note the
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