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

Angela Byron drupal-devel at webchick.net
Fri Aug 1 04:23:16 UTC 2008

Larry Garfield wrote:
> On Thursday 31 July 2008 6:32:25 pm Sam Boyer wrote:
>>> 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.
>> Sam
> The only difference between a 
> branch and a tag is a convention to not commit to a tag; CVS would enforce 
> that by its very nature, whereas in CVS there is no inherent difference 
> between a branch, a tag, and just copying files around.  

This is true of SVN's default behaviour. I've been schooled this evening 
by Sam that SVN pre-commit hooks can make SVN emulate CVS's definition 
of a tag perfectly. So I'm no longer concerned about this issue.


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