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Re: Use of CVS on large scales

From: Greg A. Woods
Subject: Re: Use of CVS on large scales
Date: Sat, 9 Jun 2001 11:35:57 -0400 (EDT)

[ On Friday, June 8, 2001 at 14:25:54 (-0400), Donald Sharp wrote: ]
> Subject: Re: Use of CVS on large scales
> well hopefully.  I wasn't specific enough in what I was talking about
> above.   I said 100 developers.  I should have really said
> Large scale development( 100's to thousands of developers, 30+k
> files, millions of lines of codes, 500+k revisions, hundreds of
> branches ).

I can certainly understand how hundreds of active branches with many
developers could begin to cause access contention issues with CVS.

> I don't like comparing something that isn't even released( and 
> BitKeeper has been almost released for a long time now ) to
> existing systems.  In any event BitKeeper sounds good,
> but I don't count it towards anything until I can get a copy
> in my hand and use it.

I know the feeling!  ;-)

> I was unaware of BitKeepers multi-site capabilities though,
> guess I'm gonna have to go check out it's web pages...

The multi-site capabilities of BitKeeper are inherent in the way it
allows any developer to take a copy of the repo and work on change sets
independently of any central repo.  In fact with the right development
model/process I'd guess that you could simply eliminate any central repo

                                                        Greg A. Woods

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