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Re: coaxing scientists to use cvs

From: Kaz Kylheku
Subject: Re: coaxing scientists to use cvs
Date: Thu, 8 Jul 2004 11:52:04 -0700 (PDT)

On Thu, 8 Jul 2004, Hensley, Jeffrey L ERDC-ITL-MS Contractor wrote:

> I've been working together with a group of about 6 engineers/scientists for
> over a year. These are all bright people, but software engineering is not
> one of their strong suits. I managed to convince them to start using CVS to
> try to help maintain the scientific package that they are developing.

I say, just leave them alone to do whatever they want. Their success is
in their own hands. Just don't tie your own success to theirs, that's all.

Meta-CVS: the working replacement for CVS that has been stable for two
years.  It versions the directory structure, symbolic links and execute
permissions. It figures out renaming on import. Plus it babysits the kids
and does light housekeeping!

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