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



On Thu, 08 Nov 2007 09:31:09 -0500
"Jonathan S. Shapiro" <shap eros-os com> wrote:

> What hg is buying us is the following:
> 
>   1. I can set up a temporary local workspace, make and retract local
>      commits, figure out what the heck I was doing, and easily
> generate a consolidated commit at the end.
> 
>      This is VERY helpful when I am multitasking (one problem, one
>      workspace). It is also very helpful when I am moving work back
>      and forth between office and home and don't want to commit
>      centrally yet.
> 
>   2. We can pull changesets laterally to accept patches or to
>      collaborate with outsiders for review, and then have the
>      reviewer push them forward into the central repo.
> 
>   3. The ability to work on airplanes or in remote locations and
>      recover when we screw up.
> 
> So far, we aren't making a lot of use of patch queues, mainly because
> we haven't had time to learn about that much.
> 
> I'm not pushing for any change. I'm just trying to answer the workflow
> question.

Have you ever found yourself needing to do any of those things within
the context of our Package VCS?

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

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