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

Gordon Heydon gordon at heydon.com.au
Thu Jul 31 23:00:46 UTC 2008

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.


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