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RE: cvs add <directory>

From: Paul Sander
Subject: RE: cvs add <directory>
Date: Sat, 24 May 2003 09:57:46 -0700

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>[ On Friday, May 23, 2003 at 22:14:09 (-0700), Paul Sander wrote: ]
>> Subject: RE: cvs add <directory>
>> What is lost is the ability to merge between branches.  You can merge
>> adds and removals, but you can't merge changes to content that occur
>> on one branch while a rename occurs on another.

>That's not such a big loss in reality.  If it is then your users are
>abusing your repository unnecessarily.

The biggest complaint I hear from my users about CVS is that there's no
working "cvs mv".  After being told about the remove/add/commit workaround,
the next complaint I hear is that they can't merge between branches after
a reorg has been done on one of them.  This is straightforward version
control.  The fact that the repository can't handle it does not make the
expectation unreasonable.  It means that the repository has an unreasonable

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