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Re: Converting ClearCase to CVS

From: Greg A. Woods
Subject: Re: Converting ClearCase to CVS
Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2002 19:13:51 -0500 (EST)

[ On Tuesday, February 19, 2002 at 18:04:06 (-0500), Eric Siegerman wrote: ]
> Subject: Re: Converting ClearCase to CVS
> On Tue, Feb 19, 2002 at 05:04:54PM -0500, Greg A. Woods wrote:
> > Without knowing details of either sitution I think you have vastly
> > mis-interpreted the meaning of the word "simple".  Something that seemed
> > "simple" to you obviously turned out to be exceedingly complex for CVS.
> The latter does NOT imply the former.  Reserved checkouts, for
> example, are simple enough in theory.  That they're not simple in
> a CVS context -- and, some argue, inconsistent with CVS -- does
> not make the former a "misinterpretation".

That's not what I meant.  Paul, someone with lots of experience with SCM
practices apparently thought what he wanted to do was "simple", but it
turned out to cost him several hours per day doing "support" to make it
work with CVS.  Meanwhile stuff he considers to be less simple turns out
to be much easier and less costly (esp. in terms of ongoing support) to
do with CVS.  Obviously he's mis-interpreted what "simple" means
w.r.t. CVS in this case.

> > You either chose the wrong tool for your requirements, or you chose to
> > use it in a way that it was not designed to be used.
> Geez, that's just what Paul's been saying all along!  It's
> everyone else that's been treating his defence of ClearCase as
> rank heresy.

Yeah, so why does he hang around here and why did he keep using CVS for
so long depsite the fact that he had nothing but grief from it?

Therein lie the clues that could be turned into lessons for others to
learn from....

                                                                Greg A. Woods

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