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Re: File permissions

From: Greg A. Woods
Subject: Re: File permissions
Date: Wed, 26 Sep 2001 15:52:05 -0400 (EDT)

[ On Wednesday, September 26, 2001 at 01:00:36 (+0400), Tobias Brox wrote: ]
> Subject: Re: File permissions
> Is RCS still beeing developed at all?

RCS is being maintained and it is still very very very widely used.

> I see no reason why the frame of the RCS file format should be a definite
> blocker for what features there can be in CVS.  After all, if RCS was
> perfect, there would be no need for CVS?

Well, some of us rely both directly and indirectly on the fact that CVS
uses RCS for the underlying repository structure.  Any incompatability
would force us to revert to a compatible version again.

> Information that won't fit into the ,v-files can be stored elsewere.  It
> adds complexity, and that's undesireable - but it's certainly possible.

almost anything's possible in theory -- but it's the sane, pragmatic,
productive things that we're concerned with here.....

                                                        Greg A. Woods

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