Re: problems installing cvs version

Ville Skyttä <> wrote:

>On Thu, 2002-12-12 at 12:08, Wim Fournier wrote:
>>I just installed the cvs version of the w3c validator. After wrestling
>>through getting it to work [and failing].
>[...] I guess you're running the HEAD version of validator?  I
>wouldn't recommend that (of course not knowing your intentions) for
>anything else but validator development, it's in a unstable state
>currently, with some biggish changes already happened and AFAICT
>some coming up.  See validator-0_6_0-branch instead if you're
>setting up a validator for validating stuff :)

Yes. HEAD is more or less guaranteed to be broken at any given point in
time. Stable code is branched off towards a release, such as the currently
stable "validator-0_6_0-branch". You can get it by giving cvs:

  cvs get -r validator-0_6_0-branch validator

>Yes, the branches should really be documented more prominently on
> (if they're documented at all at the moment...).

They aren't documented and, worse, the source download page points people
at HEAD instead of the branch. :-(

By definition there is _no_way_ any problem can be my fault. Any problems
you think you can find in my code are in your imagination. If you continue
with such derranged imaginings then I may be forced to perform corrective
brain surgery... with an axe!                            -- Stephen Harris

Received on Friday, 13 December 2002 01:02:22 UTC