KDE CVS Server Gets Memory Boost

KDE's main
server received a memory upgrade today bringing its total memory to 2.5 GB RAM. The CVS server forms the heart of KDE's technical infrastructure and is responsible for providing KDE developers world wide with up to date versions of the KDE software. Due to the increasing number of KDE developers and KDE hosted projects the previous configuration reached its limits. With the new memory we expect to be able to provide reliable operation for quite some time to come. The memory upgrade has been financed from
the generous donations that KDE
has received. Thank you!

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by chris (not verified)

nice to hear that kde is backed by people not only companies.

thats why its so polpular.

by Derek Kite (not verified)

Like how big of a data pipe? What type of machine, processor, etc.

My local cvsup'd copy from last thursday is 12.3 gigs.


That doesn't include the 1500 or so bot commits, mostly auto generated translation files.


by Anonymous (not verified)

The machine is a Netfinity 4500R by IBM.

by Philippe Fremy (not verified)

Is KDE investingating a move to subversion ?

I am using it on a few projects and I must say it is very comfortable. It fixes a lot of those annoying small things of CVS which makes it a pleasure to use.

by Daniel Molkentin (not verified)

Yes, it has been tried, and Subversion could not import the history of even a small kde module. Maybe if we decide to start over with KDE 4, we could consider using SVN, and it's certainly a good thing, but not just now.

I think Coolo and Scott know more details


by Karl Fogel (not verified)

Do you mean that cvs2svn (http://cvs2svn.tigris.org/) could not convert the project's CVS history to Subversion? This sounds very plausible.

I do want to clarify, however, that this is not the same as "Subversion could not import the history". Subversion never got the chance to import the history, because of bugs in cvs2svn, which is a separate program.

In Subversion, 'import' is analogous to 'cvs import'. It is not a history-preserving operation, rather, it imports a tree of data into the repository as a starting snapshot. Subversion can probably import any KDE project with no problem; we don't see many bugs related to import.

by jose (not verified)

i would like to pay in my national currency (czech/slovak crown). is that possible? what should i do?



-- joe

by Anonymous (not verified)

Isn't it now, being member in the European Union, possible for you to transfer money to KDE e.V.'s bank account with the same fee as a domestic transfer?

by Peter (not verified)

This is only valid for countries with Euro.

by temp (not verified)

Please don't answer if you don't know the trueth - your answer is simply wrong.

The only difference with the new countries is that it may take some time until the new rule (same costs as national transfers) is in place everywhere, but sooner or later it will be in these countries as well.
Just check what your bank is charging and check other banks as well. You will find cheap solutions already.

by Nicolas Goutte (not verified)

The European Unioun only forces the "same cost as domestic transfer" rule for a transfer in Euro from an Euro account to another Euro account.
(See what the FAQ linked from http://www.kde.org/support/support.php )

Have a nice day!

by Nicolas Goutte (not verified)

In theory, especially from the European Union, you could transfer money to the account given under "Money Transfer" at: http://www.kde.org/support/support.php

However in practice, you should inform you about bank fees first and be careful that KDE e.V. should pay as less as possible bank fees on its side from this transfer. (That might be possible to set it that way when ordering the money transfer or it might not be possible.)

In any case, your bank (or any other ones, for example in Germany even some Money Exchange shops can do international money transfers) is where you have to inform you.

Have a nice day!