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Re: When will be CVS replaced by modern version control system?



On Thu, 8 Nov 2007 13:16:09 +0100
Adam Tkac <atkac redhat com> wrote:

> I wrote it in previous mail. I like distributed VCS workflow - local
> repository, local braches, local commits etc.

That doesn't outline an improved workflow.  In fact, it outlines
adding /more/ steps for maintainers to get their changes into a place
that actually matters.  The vast majority of packages are simply just a
spec file and the source tar.  The interaction with the SCM is minimal
at best, update a spec (or import an srpm), make tag build, move on
with life.  If you're adding (confusing) steps like "oh, I commited,
but I actually have to /push/ that commit somewhere for the buildsystem
to notice" I don't see where this adds value for the majority of
maintainers.

Don't get me wrong, I absolutely love distributed source control, but I
don't necessarily think it applies itself well to a centralized package
scm.

This is why I ask for envisioned workflows, something that is appealing
to both people with lots of patches to manage (which really, we scream
upstream upstream upstream, you shouldn't have a pile of patches except
for specific cases), and to the far more common spec file + sources
reference to tarball people.

-- 
Jesse Keating
Fedora -- All my bits are free, are yours?

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