[fpc-pascal] How to get fpc and lazarus sources when svn has shut down?

Bo Berglund bo.berglund at gmail.com
Fri Aug 13 15:48:07 CEST 2021

On Thu, 12 Aug 2021 16:24:33 -0400, Dennis Lee Bieber via fpc-pascal
<fpc-pascal at lists.freepascal.org> wrote:

>On Thu, 12 Aug 2021 16:39:56 +0200, Bo Berglund via fpc-pascal
><fpc-pascal at lists.freepascal.org> declaimed
>the following:
>>Not verified by building fpc and lazarus on this machine yet.
>>But it is clear that svn export is what should be in the script anyway to save
>>both time and disk space...
>	Based upon google searches; export is used to obtain the source file
>tree but without maintaining version control on the fetched files. OTOH, co
>creates a local SVN repository with a version control subdirectory,
>metadata, etc., and working directory above it.

I know this and that was the reason that I now tested both above.

Note that I started version control life with CVS back in 2001 and there are no
metadata in CVS except for a file listing the versioned files in the checkout
including the revision.

Export is the same as if one first does a checkout and then erase the hidden CVS
directory in each folder. So the size difference between checkout and export in
CVS is tiny, whereas both svn and git keeps huge data in parallel.

>	If you never intend to apply version control to the files -- and
>download a complete new set of files for each change of interest then

For the case I am asking there is ABSOLUTELY NO WISH to keep any metadata or
possibility to update to newer revisions.
Just the complete source file trees are required.

Bo Berglund
Developer in Sweden

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