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Re: CVSNT versus CVS

From: Spiro Trikaliotis
Subject: Re: CVSNT versus CVS
Date: Tue, 15 Jul 2008 16:29:08 +0200
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* On Tue, Jul 15, 2008 at 09:46:44AM -0400 Todd Denniston wrote:

> Do you have control over the conversion machine?
> i.e., could you install a cygwin setup and use the cvs from that (which 
> is built from the Unix cvs sources) to do the conversion, and then move 
> the files to the Unix machine?

I have had a look at the SF page of VSS2CVS. If I am not completely
mistaken, that program does the following:

1. In a first step, check in the files from VSS to CVSNT with the cvs
   command-line interface

2. Afterwards, go through the ,v files directly and modify them every

While step 1 might work with CVS("home"), step 2 is much more likely to
fail with this approach, unless they do not need to change anything
CVSNT specific.

Additionally note that the authors *strongly* advice to use a CVSNT
version 2.5.x or above. Thus, they might know problems even with CVSNT
2.0 (which is much more compatible to CVS than 2.5).

> an alternative, which may loose some of the change data, might be cvssuck:

Indeed, this might be more feasible.

Best regards,

Spiro R. Trikaliotis                               

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