Thu May 4 2000: the first public release of BitKeeper has been
made available. Go to the
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Here's our know problem / feature list:
LOD support is working but untested; we aren't using this yet
in house but we will now that we have released. We'll fork our
tree into the stable and development lod and pull bug fixes from
stable into dev. We expect LODs to improve rapidly, but you'll
have to use the development code if you want to try them out.
The logging web server doesn't exist yet. Log messages get
sent back here and we archive them but you can't see them yet.
We need to get a sort of procmail filter that sorts them based
on project and creates a set of web pages so you can watch what
is going on. This is a high priority so it should be up and
stumbling by June 1.
Importing RCS / SCCS files with branches doesn't work yet.
BitKeeper wants those branches to be LODs and that sort of import
is broken. What does work is either (a) importing just the trunk
of an RCS tree, or (b) importing from patches. For example,
we build the kernel repository from patches. We've imported
the FreeBSD kernel from their CVS repository (we had to write
an RCS parser but the side effect of that was that it is fast).
AIX, Solaris, IRIX, HPUX, Linux/Intel, Linux/Alpha, Linux/PPC,
Linux/SPARC, FreeBSD, and NT are all working.
The NT release has been made current with the Unix releases.
Thanks to Andrew, the NT release lags the Unix release by
about 5 minutes.
We are working on integration with Visual C++. Here's a screen
BitKeeper intgrated with VC.
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