RE: [boost] SourceForge
- From: Nathan Myers [mailto:ncm@...]
> If they allow you to use telnet to connect out, but not ssh, they are:-( I know. Actually, I suspect that the telnet access is a bit of a
> discouraging sound security practices,
"loophole" - it's not (well) publicised, and I expect that if I pointed out
the issues, the access would simply be closed down, not replaced with ssh.
> Don't request such a thing through the management chain;Biggest problem - I don't know who that is. The admin is generally handled
> instead, talk directly to the network administrator.
by a central group in Europe - our subsidiary in the UK works through
> If all else fails, you can use CVS from home, via a modem to an ISP.Yes, that's not a problem for me. The only issue I then have (related mainly
> You can use those free AOL "500 hours" discs we are all inundated with
> for a modem account.
to my personal lack of organisation :-) is keeping the copy at home, and the
one at work, in line.
> That some people work at places which have choked off all possibilityI agree wholeheartedly - and I never meant to suggest otherwise. My point
> of normal CVS access is not a reason not to provide CVS services to
> the rest of us.
was the converse - that it would be a shame if understanding of, and access
to, CVS became a requirement for working on Boost, as it may exclude
otherwise valuable contributors (which category probably doesn't include
Anyway, I'm happy to see how things progress. If nothing else, I can be a
good testbed of the "non-CVS" routes for access...
- From: Mark Rodgers [mailto:mark.rodgers@...]
> But does one size fit all? Maybe different maintainers would haveI'd understood "a maintainer" in (1) as referring to a maintainer of Boost
> different policies on how they want to manage changes. Some might not
> want to have to bother with the merging.
as a whole (currently Beman, later possibly a small group of people).
As the contributor (& hence maintainer) of the rational library, I would not
be willing or able to manage it via CVS. So I'd rather have that job
delegated to a central authority. I know this fits with your suggestion of
"or someone invited by the maintainer to do a merge," but I see a need for
someone (or a group) who takes overall responsibility, and who acts as
authority alongside (or in place of, where the maintainer cannot perform
that function) individual maintainers.