time to be serious about dropping CVS

Dave Korn dave.korn.cygwin@googlemail.com
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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