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Re: Good Emacs Package to Work with CVS?


From: York Zhao
Subject: Re: Good Emacs Package to Work with CVS?
Date: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 22:55:47 -0400

Thank you very much for your input Ian!

On Mon, Aug 31, 2015 at 10:35 PM, Ian Zimmerman <address@hidden> wrote:

> On 2015-08-31 22:06 -0400, York Zhao wrote:
>
> > recommend a Emacs package to work with CVS efficiently which is
> > similar to magit? Is it feasible to still work on a local git repo and
> > keep it in sync with the company's CVS repo?
>
> There's something called PCL-CVS, which is included with Emacs.  I
> use git.el not magit so I can't really say how similar it is.  Probably
> not much.
>
> As for shuttling between git and cvs, the Debian description for package
> git-cvs says:
>
>  The git cvsimport tool can incrementally import from a repository that
>  is being actively developed and only requires remote access over CVS
>  protocol. Unfortunately, in many situations the import leads to
>  incorrect results. For reliable, one-shot imports, cvs2git from the
>  cvs2svn package or parsecvs may be a better fit.
>
> In short: I would not risk it.
>
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