Re: Maintaining Patches (was re: Ascii Pfiles)

From: Sammy (
Date: 03/03/01

On Fri, 2 Mar 2001 17:50:41 -0500, Alex wrote:

[Ancient ascii pfiles portability problem snipped]

>Go do a search on the list archives for this.  It's come up a _lot_

I thought I'd seen the end of these when I finally released an
official fix.

Unofficial pre-patched servers are great, as they expose a lot more
people to circle who would otherwise be a little overwhelmed by all
the patches they have to add just to get circle up to their idea of a
base server.  However, there's a lot of work involved in maintaining
such a beast and I understand that the people who took the time to
make these big collections of patches work together may not have the
time or interest in keeping them current.

How about an official (on develper or www) hosting of
patches?  I would like to start including a web address in future
versions of ascii pfiles that points to a permanent starting point for
the current release and any necessary information pertaining to older
versions.  I may use my ticnet address, but that may not last more
than another 10 months.

I don't think anybody necessarily needs write access.  Contents could
be sent in tar format.  Server integrators could then distribute a
short list of patches with pointers to the current patch version.

Maybe all we need is a few pages with links, so I can point people to, which would have an
entry for ascii pfiles pointing to my ticnet address, updated if I


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