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Re: Really a reserved checkout?

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: Really a reserved checkout?
Date: Fri, 28 Feb 2003 16:06:52 -0500 (EST)

Ross Patterson writes:
> But, for example, CVS's peculiar vulnerability to NFS 
> errors isn't touched on at all, despite it being a critical issue.

That's a good point, although CVS isn't alone -- I first ran encountered
the problem in relation to my company's CAD/CAM/CAE software, which is
how I recognized it so easily when CVS users started reporting it.

> 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.

I don't think that's generally accepted (*I* certainly don't accept it).
The vendor branch is an excellent way to import someone else's sources,
that's what it was designed for!  Some people do object to using it to
import your own sources, but that seems to be more a visceral objection
to the "strange" initial revision numbers (which you shouldn't be
looking at anyway) than any real problem.

-Larry Jones

Physical education is what you learn from having your face in
someone's armpit right before lunch. -- Calvin

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