[drupal-devel] Re: [contributions(DRUPAL-4-5):sheldon]

Gabor Hojtsy gabor at hojtsy.hu
Mon Apr 4 08:36:18 UTC 2005

> This is my mistake. I apologize. I was trying to simply tag my interwiki 
> module, and got confused by the program I'm using (CVL on Mac OS X). It 
> has a "Tag Files" command in its "Work Area" menu, so I selected the 
> interwiki module in my work area and then selected the "Tag Files" 
> command. To my surprise, it started iterating through all of contrib, 
> and I didn't know how to stop it.
> After this happened, I realized that there's a separate "Tag" command in 
> CVL's "File" menu. I'm guessing that this is what I should have used.
> I'm new to CVS and to CVL, and this isn't the first frustrating 
> experience I've had with it. However, it's the first time that something 
> like this has negatively affected Drupal's contributions repository.
> Once again, I apologize, but in my defense, the interface to CVL is 
> pretty damn confusing. I'd like to find a simple tutorial so I can learn 
> how to just use CVS directly from my terminal command line. Can someone 
> point me to one?

The FAQ and the contributors guide outlines the commands used to 
checkout, commit, tag, etc. the files. The above confusions are the very 
reason that the php.net projects suggest contributors TO NOT USE visual 
CVS tools. They always mess up. All the time.


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