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From: Jeff Garland (jeff_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-01-30 13:07:18

On Sun, 30 Jan 2005 12:15:18 -0500, Edward Diener wrote
> troy d. straszheim wrote:
> > Edward Diener wrote:
> >> Attempting to check out the latest Boost I am being stopped by:
> >>
> >> cvs checkout: [23:53:01] waiting for agurtovoy's lock in
> >> /cvsroot/boost/boost/libs/utility/doc
> >>
> >
> > I got this last night as well, and now I get:
> >
> > cvs update: [11:54:03] waiting for martin_wille's lock in
> > /cvsroot/boost/boost/tools/build/v2/test/m1-03
> >
> > CVS has now thwarted my last four attempts to check out. I wonder if
> > "subversion" has been considered as an alternative? IMHO it is well
> > worth playing with. I have used it with excellent results, the
> > subversion team has preserved the interface of CVS and fixed many
> > issues that I had come to accept as the facts of life (takes forever
> > to update/diff, can't version directory structure, lock problems...)
> > Maybe I'm the only one feeling CVS pain, but if there were interest I
> > could easily import boost into a publicly availably subversion
> > repository for people to play with.
> I am all for Subversion also, since I have used it successfully in
> professional work and am doing so now. It is irritating that one is
> not able to get the latest Boost because of these lock problems.
> However that may not be a CVS versus Subversion issue. No doubt a
> CVS expert will tell me whether it is or not.

Subversion isn't a realistic choice at the moment unless we are going to move
away from sourceforge for repository hosting. Quoting from the docs at:

    CVS is not the only version control system available in the world. One
(very promising) version control system currently under development is
Subversion. Subversion, an Open Source version control system (like CVS), has
been designed to solve a number of the design flaws found in CVS.

    At this time, Subversion is still under heavy development and has not yet
reached the level of stability and maturity needed to provide production-grade
Subversion services from The team is
continuing to evaluate the progress of the Subversion development process and
will consider providing Subversion services once a suitable level of maturity
has been reached.


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