[development] FAQ: Why is Drupal still using CVS when X is a much better choice?

Gordon Heydon gordon at heydon.com.au
Fri Aug 1 00:36:37 UTC 2008


On 01/08/2008, at 9:32 AM, Sam Boyer wrote:

> On Fri, 2008-08-01 at 09:00 +1000, Gordon Heydon wrote:
>> Hi,
>> On 01/08/2008, at 2:01 AM, Earl Miles wrote:
>>> Gordon Heydon wrote:
>>>> If it needs to be a centralize RCS, the I hope to SVN mainly
>>>> because the git connectivity is so good, and it really works like
>>>> just another git repository. How ever because SVN doesn't know how
>>>> to tag or branch I don't think that the upstream use of branches
>>>> will work that well.
>>> This is my concern with SVN. Its idea of tagging and branching is
>>> naive and I find it confusing and also intensive when I end up
>>> checking out all the tags unintentionally. It seems like it would be
>>> difficult to translate our current tagging system to SVN and I am
>>> concerned that the amount of work to do so would be wasted effort.
>>> IMO, we have a lot more important problems to solve than this.
>> Yes this is my major concern with SVN, the total lack of tagging and
>> branching support.
>> Gordon.
> This just isn't accurate. Several posts in this discussion - not even
> all of them being mine - have indirectly or directly explained that  
> svn
> does have branching/tagging.

Yes it does have very basic tagging/branching but when you compare  
this is git, dvcs, etc and even cvs they are head and shoulders above  
SVN tagging/branching


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