Andreas Mohr andi at
Mon May 26 07:35:33 CDT 2003

On Mon, May 26, 2003 at 08:30:26AM -0400, Dimitrie O. Paun wrote:
> On May 26, 2003 05:11 am, Andreas Mohr wrote:
> > How about leaving -z3 as is and adding a notice about potential hangs
> > in red letters?
> Please don't. No more big and/or red warnings all over the place.
> We should suggest something that works.  People who are concerned
> about compression know what to do. We can add something like so:
> "If you work over a slow link, you may want to compress the traffic
> with -z3. However, there are known bugs in CVS with this compressed
> communication mode, make sure you use cvs version 1.11.5 or later."
> So yeah, the patch is good, because if people don't bother to read
> the text, they get something that works. Correctness before speed.
Agreed, that's the way to go!
I guess I wouldn't have taken offense in the first place if only the patch
had included a tiny explanation of why this is supposed to be changed.

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