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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
Subversion.
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. :-)

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