Aegis one last time (was Re: [Bf-committers] to make or not to make)
Thu, 31 Oct 2002 01:08:26 +0000

On Wed, Oct 30, 2002 at 10:59:55PM +0000, Rene Dudfield wrote:
> aegis looks nice, but doesn't seem to have a windows
> version.

It compiles and runs in Windows using cygwin, but there are "quirks" which
can be worked around and which in time I think can be fully solved.
Aegis has been around for more than 10 years and has its roots in Unix,
so the Windows support is lagged, but the software itself is mature. I think
if more people used Aegis under Windows, the Windows support would become
much better. So if we think that the fundamental idea behind this software
could benefit the Blender project, then maybe we could set up a test Aegis
server to see exactly how well/poorly it works with Windows clients (though
the "client/server" distiction is actually only a convention; any Aegis
installation can be either a client or a server or both).

I already am using Aegis to manage Blender on my local machine (because
for me I am convinced it is the best way to handle many changes to
multiple versions of a software product, and I can export/import my
changes as CVS patches), and I plan to play around with the Windows version
a bit. As I said, if anyone is interested, I can help setting it up for a
trial run, but there's no point in me investing effort if no one else
here believes that Aegis is any good.

So in other words - I'm using it, have been for 5 years, and think it's
great.  Let me know if you want in on the fun.