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Re: address@hidden: Re: rename in cvs]

From: Paul D. Smith
Subject: Re: address@hidden: Re: rename in cvs]
Date: 11 Oct 2001 18:27:14 -0400
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%% Sam Steingold <address@hidden> writes:

  sam> Could you please elaborate?

It is pointless to argue about this.  Many have tried before you, and if
history is any judge you will accomplish nothing in the attempt.

  sam> Don't get me wrong.  CVS is a great tool.  Let's make it even
  sam> better!

I've said many times here before: Subversion will be ready long before
you could enhance CVS to get these features, even without the flak
you're sure to take for even suggesting it.  Subversion is already
self-hosting and they're working hard towards the 1.0 release (and those
guys _do_ work hard; they get a phenomenal amount of work done every

If you want advanced capabilities like directory versioning, head over
to Subversion and spend your time helping there.  It's been made quite
clear (to me) that CVS is Done.  It does what it does, and if you want
anything different you should get a different tool.

 Paul D. Smith <address@hidden> HASMAT--HA Software Mthds & Tools
 "Please remain calm...I may be mad, but I am a professional." --Mad Scientist
   These are my opinions---Nortel Networks takes no responsibility for them.

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