New v4l/dvb Mercurial tree available, replacing CVS.
Dear V4L/DVB guys,
We are proud to announce that we are doing some important steps to improve v4l/dvb development. Currently, the projects use a very old SCM (Source Configuration Management), based on RCS files (CVS).
Although it was good in the past, now newer concepts were introduced to SCM that allows better models of development. It brings several advantages over CVS like:
From now, cvs access are marked as not to be used, since hg is available. You can retrieve hg via:
The same URL is used for both web view of the tree and web access.
With Mercurial, to retrieve a dynamic generated tarball from latest stuff (as well as for any part of the tree). To get the tarball of the latest version you can do:
The source file URL contains some instructions to install it. Basically:
python-2.3 or upper is required.
After having mercurial installed:
hg clone http://linuxtv.org/hg/v4l-dvb
This will create a new dir, called v4l-dvb, and put all stuff there.
To update to the latest version on tree (inside v4l-dvb dir):
(this is an alias for hg pull -u http://linuxtv.org/hg/v4l-dvb)
There is a readme file at v4l-dvb called README.HG that contains some basic instructions for people that wants to generate new patches.