OT: Despot?

Christopher Heiny cheiny at synaptics.com
Wed Nov 1 23:33:00 UTC 2006

Zach Lipton wrote:
> 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.

Thanks for the fast followups.

I was hoping it might provide a tidy way to lock specific branches in 
CVS - which it might, but it sounds like it's not something that can be 
just picked up.

				Thanks again,

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