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Re: Xdelta and CVS

From: Stephen Rasku
Subject: Re: Xdelta and CVS
Date: Mon, 23 Apr 2001 08:08:08 -0700 (PDT)

Greg Woods wrote:
>[ On Friday, April 20, 2001 at 11:46:42 (-0700), Stephen Rasku wrote: ]
>> Subject: Re: Xdelta and CVS
>> Greg Woods wrote:
>> >It's probably important to note that if you were using SCCS 
>> >and you were making any significant use of its full feature set, then
>> >you almost certainly lost important history information during the
>> >conversion (unless you used an unpublished conversion process --
>> >i.e. not the sccstorcs script included with CVS).
>> You didn't define "properly" in your statement.  I wasn't aware of any 
>> SCCS history that was lost.  What do you suppose I lost?
>As I said *IF* you were using it "properly" and *IF* you were making any
>significant use of its full feature set, then you would have lost (or at
>least obfuscated) some of your revision history (and indeed some of your
>release information too).  Full use of SCCS implies that you made full
>use of the Release.Level.Branch.Sequence SID scheme and since SCCS
>doesn't have any concept of using symbolic names to map to SIDs, you
>wouldn't be able to access any historical branches or releases.

Well, thank God I wasn't using it properly.  That would have been a 

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