RFC: patch website for git

Tom Tromey tromey@redhat.com
Mon Sep 16 19:19:00 GMT 2013

Tristan> Just a minor point: the urls look to point to the head, while
Tristan> they should point to the tag of the release.

Thanks.  Here is an updated patch that fixes this bug.


Index: index.html
RCS file: /cvs/binutils/htdocs/index.html,v
retrieving revision 1.67
diff -u -r1.67 index.html
--- index.html	29 Apr 2013 08:41:47 -0000	1.67
+++ index.html	16 Sep 2013 19:08:43 -0000
@@ -82,9 +82,9 @@
   <h3>Obtaining binutils</h3>
   <p>The latest release of GNU binutils is 2.23.2. The various NEWS files
-(<a href="http://sourceware.org/cgi-bin/cvsweb.cgi/~checkout~/src/binutils/NEWS?rev=1.109&content-type=text/plain&cvsroot=src&only_with_tag=binutils-binutils-2_23_2">binutils</a>,
-<a href="http://sourceware.org/cgi-bin/cvsweb.cgi/~checkout~/src/gas/NEWS?rev=">gas</a>, and
-<a href="http://sourceware.org/cgi-bin/cvsweb.cgi/~checkout~/src/ld/NEWS?rev=">ld</a>)
+(<a href="http://sourceware.org/git/gitweb.cgi?p=src.git;a=blob;f=binutils/NEWS;hb=refs/tags/binutils-2_23_2">binutils</a>,
+<a href="http://sourceware.org/git/gitweb.cgi?p=src.git;a=blob;f=gas/NEWS;hb=refs/tags/binutils-2_23_2">gas</a>, and
+<a href="http://sourceware.org/git/gitweb.cgi?p=src.git;a=blob;f=ld/NEWS;hb=refs/tags/binutils-2_23_2">ld</a>)
   have details of what has changed in this release.</p>
   <p>See the <a href="http://www.gnu.org/software/software.html#HowToGetSoftware">SOFTWARE</a>
@@ -93,15 +93,13 @@
   <a href="http://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/binutils">http://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/binutils</a></p>
   <p>If you plan to do active work on GNU binutils, you can access
-  the development source tree by anonymous CVS:</p>
+  the development source tree by anonymous git:</p>
-  cvs -z 9 -d :pserver:anoncvs@sourceware.org:/cvs/src login
-  {enter "anoncvs" as the password}
-  cvs -z 9 -d :pserver:anoncvs@sourceware.org:/cvs/src co binutils
+  git clone git://sourceware.org/git/src.git
-  <p>Alternatively, you can use <a href="http://sourceware.org/cgi-bin/cvsweb.cgi/src?cvsroot=src">
-  the cvsweb interface</a>, or the source snapshots, available as
+  <p>Alternatively, you can use <a href="http://sourceware.org/git/gitweb.cgi?p=src.git">
+  the gitweb interface</a>, or the source snapshots, available as
   bzipped tar files via anonymous FTP from
   <a href="ftp://sourceware.org/pub/binutils/snapshots">ftp://sourceware.org/pub/binutils/snapshots</a>.</p>
@@ -127,7 +125,8 @@
     <dt>binutils-cvs (<a href="http://sourceware.org/ml/binutils-cvs/">archives</a>)</dt>
     <dd>A read-only mailing list containing the notes from checkins
-    to the binutils CVS repository.</dd>
+    to the binutils git repository.  (This list has an odd name for
+    historical reasons.)</dd>
   <p>You can use this form to subscribe to the

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