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Re: CVS and Jar files: Should you import Jar into the Repository? Why or

From: Noel Yap
Subject: Re: CVS and Jar files: Should you import Jar into the Repository? Why or why not
Date: Thu, 7 Mar 2002 07:47:46 -0800 (PST)

--- "Greg A. Woods" <address@hidden> wrote:
> It matters not what the Paul
> Sander's of the world
> might claim is possible -- I speak of what _is_,
> right now, today.

What _is_ right now, today, is that many developers
use CVS to manage non-diff3-able files.  The proof is
in the pudding -- CVS is _usable_ for such files, but
it's not ideal.  Have you ever used a ruler as a

> You could do all of what any versioning tool does
> with pencil and paper
> alone, but these tools make such tasks much less
> painful.  They do much
> of the accounting for you and prescribe a process
> that makes remembering
> all the necessary steps much easier too.

And CVS accomplishes all this with non-diff3-able
files (much better than paper and pencil, anyway).

> And thus CVS was born with it's inherent design
> feature that effectively
> requires you to allow for the possibility of
> concurrent edits.

And so you can take care of this issue (ie possibility
of concurrent on non-diff3-able files) with processes.

> It is far easier than you might think.  There's an
> entire world of
> alternatives out there.

I think it's evident that none of them are
satisfactory to at least some.


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