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RE: merge mode for XML

From: Sean Hager
Subject: RE: merge mode for XML
Date: Fri, 3 May 2002 14:58:40 -0500

> Yeah.  That'd  be a cool feature.  But  then, CVS will no  longer be a
> standalone  program.  If  you move  the repository  to  another server
> where the modules are missing, how would you expect CVS to behave?

The plugins would be part of the module, so if you moved the module to
another CVS
repository running the same versions of CVS everything would still work
(or if you moved the entire repository)

> Consider the  case where programmers are working  on UNIX workstations
> with  an NFS  mounted CVS  repository.   The "cvs"  command just  runs
> locally,  without using  the  CVS client-server  operations.  In  this
> case, it is possible that  those pluggable modules are present on some
> workstations but not the others.   So, files commited from one machine
> may fail to  check out in another.   And how can we now  make sure the
> snapshots  (tags) is  really  reproducible, when  CVS  now depends  on
> extension modules?

CVS would have to use a thin client, and the diff/merge program would have
to be on
executed on the server side.  This would ensure that rules are enforced


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