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Re: The future of CVS & Subversion

From: Greg A. Woods
Subject: Re: The future of CVS & Subversion
Date: Fri, 21 Sep 2001 14:56:03 -0400 (EDT)

[ On Friday, September 21, 2001 at 07:52:17 (-0400), Richard F Weber wrote: ]
> Subject: The future of CVS & Subversion
> Is subversion ( the future of CVS, or is 
> it being developed by a totally separate group of individuals?

CVS will have a future so long as any one user continues to use it.

Even then CVS will not just disappear.  Its source will likely be
available for decades after everyone stops using it.  If people stop
sharing their fixes and updates to it then it may become unusable after
2038 (when the time in seconds since the unix epoch overflows a signed
32-bit int).  Then again it might continue to work if time_t is 64-bits.

Open source projects don't fight over market share.  Smart people use
the one which fits their needs, and the rest will use whatever they're
told to use.

                                                        Greg A. Woods

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