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RE: cvswrappers - any better suggestions ?

From: Paul Sander
Subject: RE: cvswrappers - any better suggestions ?
Date: Mon, 2 Apr 2001 01:13:35 -0700

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>The goal of CVS is to to *exactly* what it does and has always done!!!!
>That's it.  Nothing more.  Nothing less.

If this were really true, then the developers of CVS would have packed
up and gone home long ago.  CVS continues to evolve, but not in the
directions that some of us would like to see.  CVS didn't always have
a client/server implementation, for example.

The fundamental design of CVS can accomodate many features discussed in
this forum, many of them more readily than a client/server implementation.

>CVS will survive in exactly the places where it fulfills the
>requirements it was designed to fulfill.  If those requirements ever
>completely go away, or if any other tool comes along that fulfills those
>requirements in an obviously better way, then maybe CVS will cease to
>"survive", but that'll be a good thing and we'll all rejoice when it

>If you put CVS into organisations where it won't do anything but confuse
>them and cause them troubles because it's the wrong tool for their
>requirements then you're doing the WRONG thing!  It's no damn wonder
>that sometimes you fail to convince some clients to use CVS!  They don't
>all NEED it!!!!  You fail in those cases because you have failed to
>understand their requirements and to correctly do the job they hired you
>to do!

CVS, like all software, is very maleable.  Like any software tool, it can,
and it should, evolve to suit the needs of its users (and not the other way
around).  There are limits to how far CVS can go while retaining its identity
and its niche, but it has a long way to go before it begins to challenge them.

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