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From: Victor A. Wagner Jr. (vawjr_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-02-04 01:48:30

At Thursday 2005-02-03 21:47, you wrote:
>On Thu, 03 Feb 2005 22:22:22 -0600, David B. Held wrote
> > Walter Landry wrote:
> > > David Abrahams <dave_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> > >> [...]
> > >> no OSL (
> > >
> > > One possibility would be to have OSL just host a CVS server,
> > > and see whether that clears up most of the problems.
>It's an interesting suggestion to try out CVS at OSL -- it would carry far
>less risk and could serve as a stepping stone to SVN at OSL. It would be very
>easy to go back if it went wrong. It also means we wouldn't be violating the
>all important 'change one thing at a time' principle.
> > I think passing up an opportunity to migrate to SVN would be
> > contrary to the spirit of Boost being a cutting-edge community.
>Spirit can be sapped by a lack of volunteers with too much work...
> > It's not like it's a gratuitous switch with no obvious benefits.
> > I think anybody who's taken a look at SVN can see that there are
> > definitely improvements over CVS.
>While I agree there are likely benefits, it doesn't come without significant
>cost and risk that isn't really focused on our main mission (see my other
>We have 86 'committers' listed on the SF page and we've really only heard the
>opinions of a few -- mostly me and Dave. I'm certain that it's time for me to
>shut up now and listen to others ;-)

ok, let's add one more. Nobody seems to have considered CVSNT
It's actively being worked on. Everything that used to work in CVS still does
There are new features also that make it attractive (not the least of which
is a lock server instead of the lock files) and a (very hopefully soon)
fully functional "rename".
some enhancements in the handling of merges would be useful to Boost.

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