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Re: CVSROOT using standard URL's based on RFC

From: Stephen Rasku
Subject: Re: CVSROOT using standard URL's based on RFC
Date: Mon, 18 Jun 2001 09:29:07 -0700 (PDT)

Torbjörn Axelsson wrote:

>"Gianni Mariani" <gianni@mariani.ws> writes:
>> Rasku, I've wondered why they have not been used too.
>> RFC2396 - http://www.faqs.org/rfcs/rfc2396.html
>That RFC was written in August 1998. 
>Please consider that CVS early history began in 1986 and stabilized as
>a a program on its own (if still heavily relying on rcs and diff among
>others) in 1991. 
>Perhaps one day people there will come a CVS version 2 that drops
>backwards compatibility completely, works on top of any database
>system and has neat plugins (CORBA[1]?) for different access methods
>but until then the format for the CVSROOT should basically be at least
>backwards compatible.

I am not sure what you mean by backwards compatible.  If you support both 
formats for a few versions then you can still use workspaces that used the 
old format.  You could even modify CVS to re-write the CVS/Root files to 
the new format.

Stephen Rasku                   E-mail: stephen@tgivan.com
Senior Software Engineer        Web:    http://www.pop-star.net/
TGI Technologies

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