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Re: renames under CVS

From: Greg A. Woods
Subject: Re: renames under CVS
Date: Wed, 27 Feb 2002 01:49:01 -0500 (EST)

[ On Tuesday, February 26, 2002 at 20:29:54 (-0800), Noel Yap wrote: ]
> Subject: Re: renames under CVS
> --- "Greg A. Woods" <address@hidden> wrote:
> > If you've got something good enough to commit to
> > version tracking of any
> > kind then you'd damn well better have thought really
> > hard about what to
> > name the file it's contained in, and what directory
> > to put it in, and so
> > on.
> So I take it your "successful" programmer never had
> anything good enough to commit to version tracking.

Part of his success on this project is wide use of three major public
releases of the project, and over 24 patch releases of the most recent
major release.  The public releases span a period of nearly a decade
now, with the last major release started over five years ago, and
non-public releases go all the way back to its beginning in mid-1984.

Many of those releases include changes contributed from its users.

The public releases are widely used in almost every internet connected
country in the world, and it has good internal support for 16 different
languages and at least three full character sets.  I've no idea how many
people actually use it, but there must be tens of thousands, found in
almost every walk of life you can imagine lawyers, mathematicians,
physicists, educators, computer scientists, programmers, housewives,
businessmen, hobbyists, etc.  It may even be more widely used than CVS.

                                                                Greg A. Woods

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