[Typo3-typo3org] TER

Michael Scharkow mscharkow at gmx.net
Fri Apr 15 12:17:22 CEST 2005

Kraft Bernhard wrote:
> Hallo,

Hi Bernhard,

> I have an idea for another solution for a TER than a filebased.
> A CVS based.
> It would be possible to create a T3 extension which controls a CVS
> server via the cvs commandline client and is doing all import, update
> and checkout commands when a extension gets registered, uploaded and
> downloaded.

Okay, I'm dumb, but what's the point in doing this? End-users don't care 
about version control but only about releases. Developers can do the 
version control themselves, and even if we offer server-side 
repositories for CVS or subversion. Why add another wrapper around it
and not use plain cvs or svn?

I could imagine a CVS/subversion import for extensions, so you can map a 
repository URL to an extension, and in the backend say: Check stuff out 
from XYZ and make a release out of it. So that I don't need a T3 
installation in order to upload stuff to TER.

> It would save a lot of space and is easily maintainable, possible ot
> backup and it could by mirrored by simply doing an rsync of the CVSROOT
> directory(ies)

Mirroring just plain t3x-Files ist even simpler and I am not too worried 
about space issues because  harddisks and bandwidth are cheap.

> If an extension exists which interfaces T3X to CVS it would be possible
> to build the main TER site extension on it which is responsible for uploads
> and all the other TER mirror sites which are just for download.

This is planned anyway, as we will have on master repository for uploads 
and a lot of whatweretheycalled? servers for download. I'd rather not 
dynamically check out stuff from CVS because this causes load and I 
don't see advantages in doing it.


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