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Re: Really a reserved checkout?

From: Ross Patterson
Subject: Re: Really a reserved checkout?
Date: Fri, 28 Feb 2003 15:12:22 -0500
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On Friday 28 February 2003 12:55 pm, Brandon Craig Rhodes wrote:
> Donald Sharp <address@hidden> writes:
> > The cvs documentation is obtuse and hard to read.
> It might be more useful to say that the documentation is designed as a
> reference - it will tell you everything there is to know about one
> aspect of CVS, then progress to another.

True for some things.  But, for example, CVS's peculiar vulnerability to NFS 
errors isn't touched on at all, despite it being a critical issue.  And while 
the accepted wisdom on this list seems to be that vendor branches are a bad 
way to import someone else's sources, they're the specificly recommended 
technique in the doc.

>  This is useful if you
> already know how CVS works, but far less tractable a resource to
> actually learn CVS from.

True.  The Fogel book ( does a better job of 
teaching, although it's too much like "CVS for Dummies" for my taste.
Ross A. Patterson
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CatchFIRE Systems, Inc.
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