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RE: merge mode for XML

From: Greg A. Woods
Subject: RE: merge mode for XML
Date: Tue, 30 Apr 2002 12:28:06 -0400 (EDT)

[ On Tuesday, April 30, 2002 at 07:43:21 (-0500), Sean Hager wrote: ]
> Subject: RE: merge mode for XML
> Thanks for offering up the samples Paul.  I read through last Septembers
> thread on "giving up cvs".  I see that I stirred up an old debate here (man
> you guys really had it out last time ;).
> With the emergence of xml more and more programs are supporting it as a
> format.  If a cvs - xml diff/merge solution was implemented then cvs could
> capture a huge new level of concurrent development in documentation,
> configuration, and help system docs, etc...
> Any chance some of you cvs wizes could ever implement a modular diff/merge
> subprogram architecture into CVS.  Then we could implement an XML wrapper.

Don't hold your breath.  Even the biggest proponents of this idea have
not yet come up with working code as a solid proposal -- only what
amounts to no more than a functional specification, and one that in my
opinion contains several concerns for existing CVS users.  Note too that
this is after over a half a decade of debate.  Unless you're prepared to
do the implementation yourself, or at least fund it, it may not happen
for another half decade....  :-)

                                                                Greg A. Woods

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