[pmwiki-users] Proposal: version control for cookbooks recipes

marc gmane at auxbuss.com
Tue Oct 24 14:10:48 CDT 2006

Stefan Schimanski said...
> There are several non-trivial cookbook recipes now on pmwiki.org. I use
> a whole lot of them in my installations of PmWiki. Updating cookbook
> recipes for new features, but much more important for security fixes is
> very complicated at the moment. Especially if you have modified recipes
> to your needs it makes a lot of work. Moreover you have to go through
> all the PmWiki.org pages to look for updates once in a while (or use the
> notify feature, then at least you are notified automatically)
> As an example I just saw the update of the commentboxplus script of HansB by
> accident. It took me quite some time to identify and apply his
> (security-) fixes to my modified version, which even worse was based on
> the commentboxplus2 version, juggling with patch, diff and wget.
> I wonder if it would make sense to create some open repository (maybe on
> sourceforge, if possible?) using Subversion. Then updating is a matter
> of "svn update". How is the common opinion about something like that? Of
> course one could still download them directly (with a direct http link
> to the latest version in the repository) for those who don't like using
> svn.
> Opinions?

Excellent idea, Stefan. It would help with testing too, by allowing us 
to create branches.

Now, if only TortoiseSVN was available on Linux ;-)


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