ArX (revision control)

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ArX
Developer(s) Walter Landry
Initial release February 2003 (2003-02)
Stable release 2.2.4 / November 16, 2005; 8 years ago (2005-11-16)
Operating system Linux, Windows, Mac OS X
Type Revision control
License GPL
Website www.nongnu.org/arx/

ArX is a distributed revision control system. ArX began as a fork of GNU arch, and is licensed under the GPL. Since the fork, ArX has been extensively rewritten in C++, with many new features. The project maintainer is Walter Landry.

History[edit]

Landry was for a short time the maintainer of Arch, and forked ArX when Tom Lord resumed maintainership of Arch and did not accept some of Landry's development directions.[1][2] The fork was announced in January 2003 and the first code was released in February.[3][4] For a time ArX shared a mailing list and community with Arch, but Landry founded a new mailing list in August 2003 and the pre-release series became the 1.0 release series in December.[5][6] The 2.0 series, which was incompatible with Arch, became public in October 2004.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lord, Tom (2003-01-17). "evidence of wlandry's idiocy". arch-users mailing list. http://osdir.com/ml/version-control.arch.user/2003-01/msg00918.html. Retrieved 2008-06-18.
  2. ^ Lord, Tom (2003-04-06). "Re: arch<->arx: reason for fork". arch-users mailing list. http://osdir.com/ml/version-control.arch.user/2003-04/msg00071.html. Retrieved 2008-06-18.
  3. ^ Landry, Walter (2003-01-21). "Re: software freedoms and engineering ethics". arch-users mailing list. http://ml.osdir.com/version-control.arch.user/2003-01/msg01096.html. Retrieved 2008-06-18.
  4. ^ Landry, Walter (2003-02-02). "Arx-1.0pre1". arch-users mailing list. http://ml.osdir.com/version-control.arch.user/2003-02/msg00014.html. Retrieved 2008-06-18.
  5. ^ Landry, Walter (2003-08-16). "New ArX list". gnu-arch-users mailing list. http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/gnu-arch-users/2003-08/msg00022.html. Retrieved 2008-06-18.
  6. ^ Landry, Walter (2003-12-26). "http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/arx-users/2003-12/msg00000.html". Arx-users mailing list. http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/arx-users/2003-12/msg00000.html. Retrieved 2008-06-18.
  7. ^ Landry, Walter (2004-10-06). "ArX-2.0.0". Arx-users mailing list. http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/arx-users/2004-10/msg00026.html. Retrieved 2008-06-18.