FreeRADIUS CVS->{BZR,Hg} migration consideration

Alan DeKok aland at
Tue Sep 13 21:15:41 CEST 2005

Paul TBBle Hampson <Paul.Hampson at> wrote:
> In order to have a look at how something like Bazaar-ng (which seems
> to have come out on top after consideration for my significantly
> smaller projects) or Mercuirial (which is optimised towards larger
> projects,

  I've been using Monotone with good results.  It depends on
"libboost", which has a retarded build system, but the resulting
monotone binary is small.

  Subversion depends on *everything*, which troublesome.  I haven't
used Bazaar-ng or Mercurial, though.

> and might suit FreeRADIUS nicely) will handle the importing of
> current the FreeRADIUS CVS repository, I propose to run a read-only
> parallel repository in either or both of the above on my own server,
> syncing against the FreeRADIUS CVS server.

  Migrating away from CVS would be a good idea.

> One of (in fact, the main) reason I'm doing this is that it makes
> branches cheaper, so I can branch off my own Debian packaging work,
> and only push it up when I make a fix that belongs in the FreeRADIUS
> repository as well as in the Debian archive.

  I agree.  I've been using monotone as a distributed development
version-control system.  Once the updates are done, then merging them
back into the CVS head.

  My only opinion here is that I don't want to use subversion...

  Alan DeKok.

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