[development] CVS vs Subversion [WAS: How to develop and maintain your contribution (and use branches wisely)]
earnie at users.sourceforge.net
Mon Oct 29 16:22:04 UTC 2007
Quoting Colan Schwartz <colan at openject.com>:
> The real problem here, at last for me (and I'm sure I'm not the only one
> in this position), is that I spend all day working with Subversion. When
> I occasionally get a chance to work on my modules on d.o., I have to go
> back to the documentation and re-learn how to use CVS.
CVS and SVN aren't that different in command structure. Really, I use
SVN and CVS interchangeably without issue. CVS is still used by many.
GIT is being considered by many FSF projects. There are other VCS so
perhaps a command wrapper so that you don't have to remember which
commands to use for which VCS.
> Having said that, I believe that my modules have proper releases; it's
> just that it takes me longer to get them out the door. Not that I
> necessarily want to open that whole CVS/Subversion debate (or maybe I
> do), but it's just that if a lot of developers are using Subversion,
> they'd be much more comfortable getting d.o. modules released quicker if
> the site used it as well.
I don't know that and I guess you're making assumptions that you don't
have facts to as well. It might make it easier to access for those
whose proxy servers get in the way given a setup on port 80.
> I realize that CVS is imtimately tied to the site, but I do feel that
> not having Subversion there hampers progress for a lot of folks.
See http://groups.drupal.org/node/4272 for correcting that.
Earnie -- http://for-my-kids.com/
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