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Re: outsider's perspective

From: Kaz Kylheku
Subject: Re: outsider's perspective
Date: Tue, 27 May 2003 13:14:49 -0700 (PDT)

On Tue, 27 May 2003, Phil R Lawrence wrote:

> Date: Tue, 27 May 2003 10:16:00 -0500
> From: Phil R Lawrence <address@hidden>
> To: address@hidden
> Subject: Re: outsider's perspective
> On Tue, 27 May 2003 14:24:50 -0400
> Donald Sharp <address@hidden> wrote:
> > Have you looked at subversion?  Or what about bitkeeper?
> > 
> > I'm pretty sure that subversion can handle directory versioning.
> Yeah, subversion looks promising, but symbolic links aren't slated
> for inclusion untill after version 1.0, and I didn't see anything about
> Hard links.

When I heard that the SVN guys were planning symlinks, I took the two
days of effort to put them into Meta-CVS. It took some huffing and
puffing, but it was worth it. I ended up using them in a couple of

Meta-CVS could in principle support hard links as well. I can visualize
quite crisply how it would work, but I currently have no incentive to
do the work.

If I think that something is useful to the product (i.e. *I* can use it
myself, or it provides some strategic advantage) then I might put it

It shouldn't take more than around four 40 hour developer-weeks to do
it (and I mean do it right, so that every operation is properly aware
of hard link support, including ``mcvs grab'').

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