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Has CVSNT forked from the main CVS sources?

From: Shankar Unni
Subject: Has CVSNT forked from the main CVS sources?
Date: Tue, 22 Oct 2002 16:54:56 -0000
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I sent this question yesterday just after I signed up for the group, 
and evidently hit some race condition somewhere, because the message 
was queued up for "moderation", and I haven't seen it since, so 
please bear with me for posting it again..

It would seem that the CVSNT sources have officially forked from the 
main CVS sources. They seem to have added a bunch of features on 
their side, and reworked a *lot* of code in very merge-unfriendly 
ways. And they don't have any of the 1.11.1->1.11.2 changes in the 
main source tree.

Is this a fair assessment (i.e. that they have indeed forked, and do 
not intend to merge again)?

If so, would anyone be interested in back-ports of some interesting 
features that the CVSNT folks have added (cvs passwd, cvs ls, ...)? 
(At least the ones that back-port with the least effort and most 

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