I would like to propose You something. It's targeted mainly at developers, so if You
are not one, it may stop reading because it may be a bit boring.
What is it about? Appearance of Pegasos and AmigaOne computers, made some more movement in a world
of developers, and more new software is created. This is of course a good sign. I think, that
I can propose interesting form to integrate these developers which are active and want to create
After this introduction, it's time for details. What can i offer, is a CVS account on a fast server.
I think i don't have to explain what CVS is and what are it's advantages.
Account is ofcourse completely free and offers alot. Every 24 hours a copy or whole repository is
made on a separate machine to protect Your work from unexpected accidents.
There is also a mailing list (on Yahoogroups, invite only so no spammers), which You can use to share ideas on the projects You are
currently working on. It's a fast and comfortable way to synchronize work and find solutions to problems.
Here i mentioned only a server. CVS itself is completely different thing, but there is really
a lot of documentation about on on the internet, so everyone who doesn't know what this system
is, could check on Google for example.
Some of You may ask why another CVS since there is SourceForge, etc. Here are the answers.
First, You are among amiga (and amiga-compatible) system developers. Not much of us, but
with common roots.
Another thing, is that there are two types of repositories (not like SF). Public and private. Public ones are
accesible to all the people on the mailing list. It lets everyone to get the sources, modify or fix them.
In the future this kind of repositories may be extended with read/write rights to specific people. All
changes to the project are logged and reported with an email on the mailing list.
With priate repositories on the other hand, I focused on security. The only person who has access to
the repository is the project owner and people who he gave the rights to do it. Every access to the
repository is made through the SSH and changes are logged and sent to private email addresses of
Server it running since some time, and a few Polish programmers were testing it. Now it works
stable, causes no trouble and is really ready to serve other people.
I invite all programmers writing for AmigaOS or MorphOS to cooperation. I know that i was not able to
explain everything in this short document, so with any doubts and questions please write me, or find
me on an IRC channel (usualy as MorgothDC, #morphos at ch1.arcnet.vapor.com. You can also try #castor-cvs
channel, where people using this CVS are sometimes meeting).
Marcin 'Morgoth' Kurek firstname.lastname@example.org
PS. Big ThX for Kiero for translation and help !