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

Derek Wright drupal at dwwright.net
Thu Jul 31 17:05:50 UTC 2008

On Jul 31, 2008, at 9:40 AM, Angela Byron wrote:

> 5. Spend some time browsing through http://drupal.org/project/ 
> issues?projects=107028&components=CVS, and you see an awful lot of  
> requests there that wouldn't be there if we were using SVN. For  
> example, it's amazing how often "I need a tag deleted" comes up,  
> because people can't figure out the command to do it.

For the record, this has *nothing* to do with the (D)VCS of choice,  
but everything to do with people's lack of understanding the basics  
of release management.  The answer to all these questions isn't:

- it's "cvs tag -d DRUPAL-5--1-1-ALPHA-CHICKEN", silly, not "cvs  

The answer is almost always:

- You already tagged and released that version.  Your alpha chicken  
is loose in the wild.  Your only recourse now is to make a beta  
chicken or make a real release.  Please RTFM about "Fixing releases":  

-Derek (dww)

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