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Re: Moving C to its own directory (was Re: ObjC tree inlining)

From: Branko Čibej <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: 2001-11-21 18:32:52 CET

Zack Weinberg wrote:

>On Tue, Nov 20, 2001 at 08:25:54PM -0500, Phil Edwards wrote:
>>On Tue, Nov 20, 2001 at 05:13:15PM -0800, Zack Weinberg wrote:
>>>I say if we wait about another six months Subversion[1] will be usable
>>>enough that we can scrap CVS, and then we'll have a version control
>>>system that actually understands renaming files.
>>Wow, are they that far along? It's been a while since I looked... Shoot,
>>if Subversion is a viable replacement within the next several months,
>>I'm more than willing to wait.

We're pretty far along the road. We've been self-hosting for about two
months now, without major problems (and no data loss).

>Yeah, they're on track to have something viable around the same time
>we kick 3.1 out the door. The status page says that they're at 0.6,
>with "svn mv" and "svn cp" already working on files, and lists
>upcoming releases:
> * Subversion 0.7 (Mon 3 Dec 2001): Branching and tagging.
> * Subversion 0.8 (Thu 20 Dec 2001): "Simple" merging
> (ancestry-sensitive merging is optional for this
> milestone). Diffs on network in both directions.
> * Alpha (TBD): Most commonly used features completed.
> * Beta (TBD): Release candidate, heavy testing. Possible inclusion
> of newer, less popular features.
> * 1.0 Release (TBD): Release.
>I'm a bit nervous about the number of weird libraries with unstable
>interfaces they want (neon, APR),
APR is shared by Apache 2.0, and will be release-quality long before
Neon is a bit different

> and wonder if the client will wind
>up being as portable as we need it to be.
The client has been tested on at least 13 different platfotms to date.
You can get the list directly from the SVN repository on
http://svn.collab.net/repos/svn/trunk/PORTING, although note that it's
not quite up-to-date.

> They do seem aware of the
>issues, and they've got *BSD people on the team so at least it won't
>be all-the-world-is-Linux crap.
Heh. I 've been doing all my development with MSVC on Windows lately, so
we're also safe from the all-the-world-is-gcc crap. :-)

>When they get to beta I may do some trial conversions of our existing
>repository, time permitting.
We'll need a converter for that. cvs2svn is planned (for Beta, I think),
but it's not very far along. Volunteers are welcome. :-)

Brane �ibej   <brane_at_xbc.nu>   http://www.xbc.nu/brane/
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