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

Sam Boyer drupal at samboyer.org
Thu Jul 31 23:32:25 UTC 2008

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.


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