OT: Despot?

Zach Lipton zach at zachlipton.com
Wed Nov 1 22:58:04 UTC 2006

On Nov 1, 2006, at 5:36 PM, Gervase Markham wrote:

> Christopher Heiny wrote:
>> Hmmmm.  Despot sounds like something we could use around here.  Is  
>> there a site with information about despot?  Or is it not a  
>> publicly available thing?
> I believe the source code is in mozilla.org CVS (mozilla/webtools/ 
> despot) but it's not officially maintained and not well documented :-|
It's pretty Mozilla-specific, and I don't think there's anyone else  
using it. In reality, it's a pretty archaic system, works only with  
CVS, and you'd likely have to customize it to the point of a rewrite  
in order to make it useful for your purposes. If you just want to be  
able to lock down CVS access, setting unix group permissions on the  
server or tinkering with lock files (to block checkins entirely) is a  
lot simpler unless you have a large project.


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