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RE: cvswrappers - any better suggestions ?

From: Greg A. Woods
Subject: RE: cvswrappers - any better suggestions ?
Date: Mon, 2 Apr 2001 18:09:28 -0400 (EDT)

[ On Monday, April 2, 2001 at 01:02:26 (-0700), Paul Sander wrote: ]
> Subject: RE: cvswrappers - any better suggestions ?
> Unfortunately, there are enough members of the CVS community who just don't
> seem to understand the necessity of many proposed features, and who are
> influential enough to defer or even actively discourage their introduction.

Paul haven't you ever wondered why that's so?  Perhaps you've got it
backwards.  I would suggest that there are enough non-members of the CVS
community who are jealous of the CVS community and would rather twist,
rip, tear, mould, spindle, and otherwise manipulate the CVS community so
that they can join it without changing their own ways.

> Examples of such needed features include full support of non-ASCII file types,
> directory versioning, more complete and robust refinement triggers, and even a
> generalized merge tool registrar.  These things have been discussed for years
> in this forum, and numerous implementations have been discussed.  
> Nevertheless,
> the preference to apply 1988's technology to 2001's programming problems
> remains compelling for some.

That's because most true programming is still done with 1970's
technology and so something neat-o-nifty and new like CVS is highly
applicable to most of our daily work and actually makes us more
productive.  I doubt there would be any *BSD releases if it were not for
CVS being exactly what it is!
> So, you have the following choices:  Design and build CVS v2.0 from the
> ground up and make it a useful tool.  Cripple your software development
> effort enough that the existing CVS can handle it.  Use something else.

Hear! Hear!  Three cheers for Paul!  Now could all you people who don't
like the way CVS is designed please follow his helpful suggestions?

                                                        Greg A. Woods

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