time to be serious about dropping CVS
Sun Jan 3 03:38:00 GMT 2010
Joseph S. Myers wrote:
> I remind people that the biggest problem we've had with the existing src
> arrangements is the reliance on CVS modules, which are heavily
> CVS-specific and so cause trouble in migration to other systems, as well
> as not working with normal ways people use CVS (update -d).
> Thus it seems a bad idea to rely on something heavily git-specific for
> keeping shared toplevel files in sync;
I'd go further. I'd say: we're going to have to suffer some pain sooner or
later. Let's just do it now and get it over with, even if it means moving to
a non-backwardly-compatible system, and even if we all do have to learn some
new tools and it's a PITA. It'll only be more effort in the long run if we
defer and spread it out.
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