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



On Thu, 2007-11-08 at 09:47 -0500, Jesse Keating wrote:
> 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:
[...]
> > 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?

Wrong question. These are just additional benefits you get from using a
DVCS. The killer features I'd see in using e.g. git or mercurial over
CVS (and partly SVN) would be:

a) quick operations by avoiding round-trips to a remote server if not
necessary
b) easy branching and merging
c) atomic operations
d) co-maintainers (or maintainer apprentices) wouldn't need commit
access to the main repository
e) ability to do embargoed stuff like security fixes before they're
public

Nils
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