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KernelTrap: Accessing The Latest Source Without BitKeeper

Oct 09, 2002, 00:00 (2 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Jeremy Andrews for this link. ]

"In response to the recent BKL debate, Rik van Riel has expanded his kernel source archives, making the latest 2.4 and 2.5 kernel source trees available via rsynch. Larry McVoy has explained that BitKeeper was designed with SCCS compatability in mind for this very purpose, so the source archives can be accessed with other tools, such as GNU CSSC (requiring a small patch, explained within).

"Rik points out that this makes it possible for those actively developing and/or using an alternative source control system to access the latest kernel tree, saying, 'If you (for random values of 'you') want to put the Linux kernel source in another source control system and/or you develop another source control system, you won't need bitkeeper in order to do so...' All the same, Rik uses and enjoys BitKeeper himself, adding, 'I won't be holding my breath for a better tool than bitkeeper, though... it'll probably be quite a while for the other source control tools to come close to the functionality I'm using on a daily basis ;)...'"

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