time to be serious about dropping CVS

Joel Brobecker brobecker@adacore.com
Fri Jan 1 14:18:00 GMT 2010

Thanks for the suggestions!

> Do not try to plan a transition for the whole src repository.  Try to plan 
> one for GDB and Binutils together at most [*], on the basis that other 
> projects such as Cygwin and Newlib should choose their own version control 
> systems in their own way and at such times as are convenient to them.  

I would be happy with such an approach - in fact, I think that makes
the task easier too, since we'd have fewer groups to coordinate.

> My suggestion is to handle the shared toplevel files in a DVCS-pure way - 
> no one master repository, changes committed to any repository get merged 
> to the others automatically.

I think GCC has something more or less similar where they have a semi-
automated merge mechanism? That would perfectly work for me.


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