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Re: future of cvs

From: Mark D. Baushke
Subject: Re: future of cvs
Date: Sun, 04 Sep 2005 19:33:56 -0700

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address@hidden <address@hidden> writes:

> we are using cvs for already 5 years in a 3500 files/500 folders
> project (php) and time comes for rearranging file structure a bit.

Yup, that time comes to most projects eventually.

If you are just worried about renaming files and directories, you may
find DCVS by Kaz Kylheku
<address@hidden> to be a useful extension to CVS (Note: I have
not actually used DCVS myself.)

> this made us look towards subversion, 

subversion has a great development team and they are working to address
many of the perceived deficiencies of CVS.

> but we decided to have a look at the future of cvs before that. the
> spirit on subversion side is that they aim to replace cvs, but
> noticing the activity on the cvs-cvs list it does not seem that cvs
> shares it.

Well, we are always doing minor improvements and new features for CVS.
This does not mean we necessarily have the same flexibility as
subversion which got to start their design to be a CVS replacement from

> so, can anyone share what the future of cvs is (I could not find
> comprehensive answer to that question anywhere) and in particular -
> are there plans support for file structure reorganization to be added.

Hmmm... I am not aware of anything particular on the roadmap for
supporting file structure reorganzation, but if you have suggestions or
code to contribute, we can discuss it on the address@hidden mailing
list (or address@hidden if you have patches to be considered).

By the way, the world has three basic places to consider for CVS




The CVS and CVSNT (a fork of CVS) projects are under the GNU copyleft
license. The OpenCVS project will be releasing under the same terms as
BSD software license.

It is entirely possible that features you want could be in one of the
three varianats.

Not all versions of CVS are useful for everyone. You should try to
identify what you need and see which one best matches your needs.

If none of the CVS programs have what you need, then you may find it
desirable to write up a set of functionality you require and see if
there are any commercial or free software control management systems.

        Good luck,
        -- Mark
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