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Re: Migrating from sourcesafe to cvs

From: Greg A. Woods
Subject: Re: Migrating from sourcesafe to cvs
Date: Tue, 24 Jul 2001 16:21:40 -0400 (EDT)

[ On Tuesday, July 24, 2001 at 21:23:49 (+0200), Wouter Brissinck wrote: ]
> Subject: Re: Migrating from sourcesafe to cvs
> In any case, the conclusion seems to be that CVS doesn't have a
> feature supporting shared files, so tools like WinCVS won't support it
> either.  Is there a "whish-list" for CVS development ? :-)

I certainly hope this item never appears on the wish-list....

Handling of shared files is something best done with a "right tool for
the job" approach and since, to quote the oft-quoted manual, "CVS is not
a build system", there's no place for such a feature directly in CVS.

Please learn to use tools in your build system to manage the sharing of
files.  There are an almost infinite number of possible ways to do this,
and the obvious best ways will depend on what exactly you're trying to

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