[Dev] Policy for CVS moves

Nicholas Bastin nbastin at mac.com
Mon May 24 18:15:21 PDT 2004


On May 21, 2004, at 2:38 PM, John Anderson wrote:

> I think it is short sighted to rule out a replacement to CVS. CVS is 
> bad, and if we just "put up with it" we'll be stuck forever with a bad 
> solution forever.
>
> I think it makes sense to spend a little time exploring options, learn 
> more about alternatives, before deciding it's just too hard to switch. 
> Subversion deserves some investigation, as do other alternatives. It 
> looks like ViewCVS works with subversion and has Bonsai-like query 
> features. I wouldn't be surprised if there is an LXR feature as well 
> (however, I use much better alternatives to LXR, so I'd be happy to 
> ditch it if we could ditch CVS's bugs and miss features).

I didn't set it up, but we use LXR on ClearCase here, so it's certainly 
not irreparably mated to CVS.

--
Nick




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