#21 Rework of cvs.fedoraproject.org
Closed: Fixed None Opened 12 years ago by liquidat.

http://cvs.fedoraproject.org/ is currently out of date and not integrated into the fedoraproject wiki.

In IRC jeremy mentioned that there is currently no one working at that issue but that the plan is to first re-create/re-work these pages in the wiki and afterwards move them so that cvs.fedoraproject.org points to them.
Since there was no on else I gave it a try. The pages can be found currently at:

Some things are still missing:
1. Fedora Core/Extras information for FC6 (I'm not sure if or how I should include it)
1. the links are all formatted as external http and not as relative links (for the reason that I hate MoinMoin and don't know how to properly with it)
1. I copied most parts from the original pages and only altered some few lines, so someone should look over it if the information are right

After these issues are worked out the pages should be ready to move.

There are now test pages to integrate Roland's wiki pages at:
* RickyZhou/DirectoryServer
* RickyZhou/PackageMaintainers/Anatomy
* RickyZhou/PackageMaintainers/CvsAccess
* RickyZhou/PackageMaintainers/Makefile
* RickyZhou/PackageMaintainers/UsingCvsFaq
(The docs group already has a page with CVS instructions)

The test pages were merged a while back, and cvs.fp.o now redirects to https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/UsingCvs.

Well, sorry to say that, but the way the bug is closed is absolutely not what I wanted: the old interface gave you several information on how to access the CVS also as anonymous. Especially the Web-interface can come in quite handy.

And all these information are now dropped. Why? There was no need to drop these information, and there is no reason to not include these things. :(

If there is other information available please add it to the wiki. The decision to remove the website from cvs.fp.o was made a while ago but took a bit to integrate. It was considered legacy and had just been forgotten about for a long time. The problem is there is no easy way to make changes / update the site and as a result, no one had done it.

regarding accessing anonymous and web interface, they are still there:



Oh, I'm sorry if we misinterpreted what you were going for. The intention was that the it would redirect to kind of a "gateway page" on the wiki (!UsingCvs), which would link to the relevant information (which is now on the wiki, merged with some existing pages). Anonymous CVS instructions are still given at the pages linked from !UsingCvs. Also, the viewcvs interface is still up at http://cvs.fedoraproject.org/viewcvs/ (maybe we should link to this from !UsingCvs).

Basically, when going through the sample pages that you setup, I noticed that much of that information was already duplicated (in a more up-to-date form) on the wiki, so I ended up just merging some missing information onto the existing pages (while trying not to lose any useful information).

If you notice that any information is missing, we can easily edit it in, now that it's on a wiki :) (from what I see, this was the main benefit/goal in moving off of cvs.fp.o as soon as possible).

I know that there is still http://cvs.fedoraproject.org/viewcvs/ but it is not linked anywhere now. And frankly, I have no idea where to link it in the new structure:
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/PackageMaintainers/UsingCvsFaq is written for contributors, and the other "Using xyz CVS" pages do have another scope.

Also, for people who are not really used to Fedora's internal structures http://cvs.fedoraproject.org/viewcvs/rpms/ should be linked as well, clearly and explained, because that is the fastest way to the package files (specs, patches, etc.).

So, how about adding a page like "Anonymous CVS access" or similar to the three pages already listed at http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/UsingCvs ?

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