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Re: CVS or Mercurial? (was RE: Draft spec editorship)

From: Harald Alvestrand <harald@alvestrand.no>
Date: Mon, 05 Dec 2011 15:58:49 +0100
Message-ID: <4EDCDC29.90209@alvestrand.no>
To: Travis Leithead <travis.leithead@microsoft.com>
CC: Stefan Håkansson LK <stefan.lk.hakansson@ericsson.com>, "public-media-capture@w3.org" <public-media-capture@w3.org>
At the moment the editing team for the WebRTC spec are using a github 
account for internal coordination, and pushing to CVS when they have 
something ready for more review.

I'd like to point WEBRTC group members to only one place, but I'm sure 
staff can take care of copying from Mercurial to CVS whenever you have a 
working draft you want to publish with a datestamp.

On 12/02/2011 06:55 PM, Travis Leithead wrote:
>>>> The most urgent need right now seems to be to collect
>>>> use-cases/scenarios and requirements in a document. Would you be willing
>>>> to edit such a document?
>>> Would love to.
>> Excellent!
>> Could you start a document at http://dev.w3.org/2011/webrtc/editor/ ?
>> That is where the very first draft is stored as well. Cvs is used for
>> revision control.
> I can certainly do that. I've actually started work on a document on the Mercurial server [1] on the W3C, since:
> 1.  Mercurial seems to be the version control system that new specs at the W3C are being authored in (see Indexed DB [2] (in WebApps WG), User Timing [3] (in Perf WG), and Contacts API [4] (DAP, recently migrated).
> 2.  It was _much_ less work to get started in that system than legacy CVS (since I only have a user/password combo and not a public/private key pair--yet).
> I'm not certain if there are other pros/cons for/against using Mercurial as I'm fairly new to it...
> If you don't mind having the doc on Mercurial, that's easier for me. I've set up a folder at:
> https://dvcs.w3.org/hg/dap/raw-file/tip/media-stream-capture/
> However, I'm just as happy to work with good-old CVS also :)
> Let me know if you'd still like to move forward with the CVS location.
> -Travis
> [1] http://dvcs.w3.org/hg/
> [2] http://dvcs.w3.org/hg/IndexedDB/raw-file/tip/Overview.html
> [3] https://dvcs.w3.org/hg/webperf/raw-file/tip/specs/UserTiming/Overview.html
> [4] https://dvcs.w3.org/hg/dap/raw-file/ce922ee80ed2/contacts/Overview.html
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