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Re: CVS archiver (way to automatically archive all revisions?)

From: Olivier Bruchez
Subject: Re: CVS archiver (way to automatically archive all revisions?)
Date: Tue, 4 Jan 2011 13:58:50 +0100

Hi Arthur,

Thanks for your answer!

I'm thinking about writing the tool I need myself, but I don't know
when I'll find the time...


On Mon, Dec 27, 2010 at 3:00 AM, Arthur Barrett
<address@hidden> wrote:
> Hi Olivier,
> There are many of these - mostly written by commercial SCCM vendors like
> ClearCase to help 'migrate' from CVS to another tool.  We wrote one for
> CM Suite (CVSNT 3.x) that can 'download' a Subversion or CVS repository
> purely client-side, and import it into a CM Suite repository.
> I am not aware of a tool that does this purely for the purpose of
> 'archive'.
> We've often thought of adding a feature like this to CVSNT (open source,
> runs on linux, windows etc) but we've avoided it because generally if a
> CVS Server administrator WANTS you to have access to the whole
> repository then they'll give you access to the RCS files themselves.
> Ie: if you are asking for a pure 'client side' solution then the chances
> are that you are doing something the CVS administrator doesn't want you
> to do...
> Due to the popularity of things like Git (with the 'git clone' command)
> we are re-considering this 'ban' on a 'cvs clone' command.  I wonder if
> the 'lack' of a 'cvs clone' command can be perceived as a weakness in
> the CVS model?  However we are likely to implement it in such a way that
> would either require the CVS Administrator to 'enable' the feature, or
> (at a minimum) allow the CVS Administrator to 'disable' the feature.
> If this is something you need urgently then I recommend talking to our
> sales team about getting the feature added sooner rather than later - or
> of course you can write it yourself (which is the beauty of open source
> software right?).
> Regards,
> Arthur Barrett
> Product Manager
> March Hare Software
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From:
>> address@hidden
>> [mailto:address@hidden
>> org] On Behalf Of Olivier Bruchez
>> Sent: Friday, 24 December 2010 11:58 PM
>> To: address@hidden
>> Subject: CVS archiver (way to automatically archive all revisions?)
>> Hello,
>> Is there a way (a tool or script) to automatically download all the
>> revisions of all the files (including files that were deleted) in a
>> given repository, from the client-side?
>> Thanks for any help or pointer.
>> Olivier

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