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Switching to Subversion (was: CVS commits and logs)

From: Bill Wohler
Subject: Switching to Subversion (was: CVS commits and logs)
Date: Sat, 11 Nov 2006 09:00:29 -0800

Miles Bader <address@hidden> wrote:

> Andreas Schwab <address@hidden> writes:
> >> (CVS spits out lists of tags at times, e.g. if you do "cvs log", and
> >> if there are 10,000 almost identical tags ...).
> >
> > Adding "log -N" to .cvsrc avoids that.
> Yeah, but still it's somewhat annoying to have a bazillion tags.
> E.g. sometimes I _want_ to see what tags there are, and having to deal
> with filtering out a bunch of "uninteresting" tags is a bit of a bother.
> Also they clog up tag menus in various CVS web interfaces.

I agree with Miles. CVS' tag implementation encourages the use of as few
tags as possible. Subversion's implementation, however, allows you to
organize hierarchical layers of tags.

This is just one of many problems that would just go away if we switched
to Subversion. It would be a good time to switch after releasing 22 and
merging in the Unicode branch.

Bill Wohler <address@hidden>  http://www.newt.com/wohler/  GnuPG ID:610BD9AD

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