[Mageia-dev] Announcing a web viewer for svn, + quick guide to the svn
ahmadsamir3891 at gmail.com
Tue Feb 8 23:46:03 CET 2011
On 9 February 2011 00:44, Ahmad Samir <ahmadsamir3891 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 1 February 2011 18:45, Michael Scherer <misc at zarb.org> wrote:
>> /packages is where you can find specs files, patches and everything
>> needed to rebuild packages. The best way to access is is using mgarepo,
>> as explained by the wiki and boklm.
>> There is 2 directories :
>> misc -> contains the old changelog of imported packages
>> cauldron -> 1 directory per package name
>> In a package directory ( like
>> http://svnweb.mageia.org/packages/cauldron/acpi/ ), you will find
>> 3 subdirectories most of the time :
>> pristine/ hold the latest submitted rpm ( ie, the specs and sources ).
>> releases/ work like the tags directory of usual subversion layout, with
>> the older version of the rpms, and current/ is the current work.
>> When using mgarepo, it take current/, and that's where people should
>> look for the newest version.
>> Since no one except some people who work on the BS will likely be
>> interested in the details, I will not go further ( being myself in the
>> list of those that do not remember the details :p )
> For firefox users, you can access the spec file of a package directly
> using the firefox keyword feature:
> - Open Bookmarks -> Show all bookmarks
> - Right click the folder you want to create the bookmark in, then
> "Create new bookmark"
> - Location should be:
> - Open "More", and put the keyword you want in the Keyword box (for
> example svnm)
> - To use it, in firefox Location/url bar type:
> svnm amarok
> and press Enter. That should directly open
> (what it does is replace each %s with the text you type after the keyword).
> Ahmad Samir
Forgot to say that you can create another one for stable releases, by
replacing /cauldron/ with /1/ in the url in the Location url when
creating the bookmark (of course, with a different keyword).
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