[Openal-devel] "linux" vs "portable"
sjbaker1 at airmail.net
Tue Jan 17 09:47:44 PST 2006
Ryan C. Gordon wrote:
> May I humbly request that we delete the "linux" directory from the
> "openal" module if we want Linux people to look at the "portable" module
> instead? Otherwise they'll probably, like I just did, wonder why the
> build system is obviously broken and how they should fix it.
CVS doesn't allow you do delete directories. It takes a system admin
with access to the actual server to do that.
The reason being that CVS retains all past versions of things - even
things inside 'dead' directories. However, it keeps those past versions
down inside their original directories - so the directory has to stay -
even though there is nothing in it anymore.
This is a major pain - but we're stuck with it. On the plus side, it
REALLY makes you think about getting the right directory structure from
> "CVS Modules
> * openal -- the complete OpenAL source tree, containing code for all
> * portable -- a subset of the complete tree, containing one portable
> codebase along with documentation"
> Between those two descriptions, I'd aim for "openal" and not "portable".
> I'm not really sure what was gained by splitting this out of the main
> CVS module, either...we could have just renamed the "linux" directory.
You can't rename directories either...same reason.
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