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RE: Kudos to svn for what it is. (was Re: general replies, last in thread?)

From: Billy Tanksley <btanksley_at_hifn.com>
Date: 2002-02-07 00:04:18 CET

From: Eric W. Sink [mailto:eric@sourcegear.com]
>Greg Stein writes:
>> Our choices are not the same as yours. Leave it at that.
>This whole conversation seems to be happening absent a
>clear reminder of Subversion's goals and the laudable
>degree to which the team has pursued them. This project
>is an effort to develop a compelling replacement for
>CVS. Everything else is out of scope.

That's a reasonable start at a "Who should use Subversion" document. I'm
sure it's not complete, but it's fine. I've always thought that in the

It's worth noting, though, that Subversion is much more than CVS ever was.
Those things aren't accidents.

>Wouldn't it be more appropriate to just suggest that Tom Lord
>go have a nice argument with Larry McVoy? ;-)

Don't turn this into an argument. Tom didn't start this thread; I did. I
did so with the purpose of pointing out that some people don't understand
our target audience, and I wanted to correct them.

I think this thread has had GREAT results; Tom has corrected some of the
overstatements in his document, and we all have clarified part of
Subversion's mission (not to be the ultimate version control system, but to
be the ultimate CVS).

>Eric W. Sink


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