05 May 2005


Subject to change without notice

Well, KDE has been converted from CVS to SVN. A long awaited change of protocol, which should make it easier and faster to commit and retrieve changes to KDE source code, documentation, and so on.
Unfortunately, this hasn't gone by without some small nuisances. For starters, there's the extreme high load the servers are currently dealing with due to everyone wanting/needing to checkout everything. This is of course only temporary, but in the meanwhile login and checkout methods are also changing, causing confused people to fill entire mailing list threads with their problems due to the system not working as they expected.
Furthermore, the layout of the folder tree has slightly changed, which sometimes means that I have to search to find "where they have put the stuff". Not a large problem, but annoying enough if one also has to keep a dozen other things in mind at the same time. The best example of this is the extragear module, which was split up in extragear-1, -2, and -3 in the CVS tree, but is now subdivided into more logical modules. Unfortunately, the internationalised versions (like the Dutch tree) still have the old layout. I sincerely hope that this won't cause problems in the KBabel catalog manager, for example. Come to think of it, the catalog manager is not made to support SVN... that's going to be a nice exercise... we shall see!

About the catalog manager, I think you should file a bug report for this. Or... what do you mean by exercise? Are you going to implement it? :P
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