[MPlayer-users] Why doesn't everyone use CVS?

Guillaume POIRIER poirierg at gmail.com
Sun Sep 25 19:00:05 CEST 2005


On 9/25/05, Ergzay <ergzay at everyoneproductions.com> wrote:
> Why doesn't everyone use the CVS? I can understand that some people
> have concerns that it may not be as stable, but from what I've seen the
> CVS of a project is almost always more stable and has more features. To
> setup CVS and to compile it isn't that hard. If your on a *nix system
> you already have all the tools or all the installers of the tools
> required to compile. Windows users I can see could have some problems,
> but it isn't terribly hard to dl a unix environment for windows and
> then get the tools. I suggest setting up a complete "CVS for newbs"
> article somewhere that will explain step by step how to dl and compile
> the CVS from scratch. (I am willing to do it myself but I don't get
> much spare time so I will help anyone who is willing to volunteer.)

The current doc is supposed to tell all that, though it doesn't quite
target "total noobs". Feel free to either add to the current docs what
you think is lacking for noobs to use CVS, or maybe write a small
'howto for noobs' if you don't see how the current doc can be

In any case, please write it in XML so that it can easily get
integrated in our docs.

Reading doesn't hurt, really!
  -- Dominik 'Rathann' Mierzejewski

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