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Re: [E-devel] cvs, servers and stuff.

On Tue, 15 Aug 2006 18:34:57 -0400 Kevin Brosius <cobra@compuserve.com> babbled:

> Kim Woelders wrote:
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > It seems to me that our SCM system feature requirements are extremely
> > limited. We hardly ever tag or branch, let alone do merging between
> > branches or anything resembling changeset management.
> > 
> > I think CVS amply provides the features we need. It's simple and robust.
> > It's far from perfect, but as Michael says - It's the devil we know.
> > 
> > I don't believe changing SCM will make any significant difference to the
> > problems that we appear to have, except possibly on a very short term.
> > Even in the unlikely case that some SCM system is twice(four/ten/...
> > times) as fast as CVS the problem we have will resurface if/when the
> > user base grows accordingly.
> > 
> > Unless there happens to be an SCM system that is just incredibly more
> > efficient than CVS I also think that we would make a change for the
> > wrong reason. Changing SCM system should IMO be done only if we
> > want/need particular features not available in CVS.
> > 
> > In the unfortunate case that it is concluded that we want to switch away
> > from CVS I hope it will be to git. Not because I know it from personal
> > experience, but simply because it is used by linux and xorg, which are
> > two projects I respect.
> > 
> > /Kim
> Well said Kim.
> I agree completely.  I'd like to see a multi-connection test of cvs vs
> svn, but I also won't promise to set it up myself. :)  It was nice of
> raster to open this debate, but we have running servers with cvs (and
> webvc) and should really have a compelling reason to move.  As you can
> see, I'm not much of a fan of change for change's sake. ;)

the compelling reason is that (apparently) anoncvs is straining under its load
(again) and this happened so quickly that i am putting up a debate for
alternate solutions - willing to discuss really anything :)

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